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Oral misoprostol for induction of labour

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Oral misoprostol for induction of labour
Published by
John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, April 2006
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd001338.pub2
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Alfirevic, Zarko, Weeks, Andrew


Misoprostol is a synthetic prostaglandin that can be given orally or vaginally. In most countries misoprostol has not been licensed for use in pregnancy, but its unlicensed use is common because misoprostol is cheap, stable at room temperature and effective in causing uterine contractions. Oral use of misoprostol may be convenient, but high doses could cause uterine hyperstimulation and uterine rupture which may be life-threatening for both mother and fetus.

Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 7 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 1 14%
Student > Bachelor 1 14%
Unknown 5 71%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 2 29%
Unknown 5 71%