Misoprostol (alone) in second trimester terminations of pregnancy

As effective as Gemeprost?

Nor Azlin Mohamed Ismail, H. S N A Abdullah, Zainul Rashid Mohd. Razi, M. A. Jamil

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Abstract

Gemeprost (Cervagem) has been used widely compared with Misoprostol (Cytotec) alone in second trimester pregnancy termination. This prospective randomised trial was to evaluate the efficacy of intravaginal Misoprostol (alone) and Gemeprost in second trimester termination of pregnancy. A total of 54 women with 27 on each arm were involved. A total of 25 patients (92.6%) in the Misoprostol group and 22 patients (81.5%) in the Gemeprost group delivered within 48 h. The Misoprostol group delivered earlier, although average number of tablets required were similar. The side-effects were not significant between the two groups in fact, but there was more pyrexia in the Gemeprost group (p = 0.004). Misoprostol in second trimester termination of pregnancy is clinically as effective and less costly than the standard regimen of Gemeprost.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)546-549
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Volume26
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2006

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Misoprostol (alone) in second trimester terminations of pregnancy : As effective as Gemeprost? / Mohamed Ismail, Nor Azlin; Abdullah, H. S N A; Mohd. Razi, Zainul Rashid; Jamil, M. A.

In: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Vol. 26, No. 6, 01.08.2006, p. 546-549.

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