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This study will evaluate side effects after sublingual misoprostol (600 mcg) as a first-line treatment for primary postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) due to suspected uterine atony.
The study purpose is to confirm whether a lower, 600 mcg dose of sublingual misoprostol will reduce the incidence of elevated body temperature (≥40°C) associated with misoprostol. The study will compare the incidence of high fevers following treatment with 600 mcg sublingual misoprostol to previously documented rates using 800 mcg sublingual misoprostol. An additional line of research is to investigate whether some women are more susceptible to experiencing high fevers following misoprostol administration, and whether genetic factors are responsible for misoprostol-induced fevers.
Control: Historical Control, Endpoint Classification: Safety Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
Hospital Gineco Obstetrico Isidro Ayora
Gynuity Health Projects
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:15:28-0400
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