Prophylactic misoprostol for the prevention of postpartum hemorrhage: a randomized controlled trial


Uncu Y. , Karahasan M., Uyaniklar O., Uncu G.

EUROPEAN REVIEW FOR MEDICAL AND PHARMACOLOGICAL SCIENCES, vol.19, no.1, pp.15-22, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 19 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Title of Journal : EUROPEAN REVIEW FOR MEDICAL AND PHARMACOLOGICAL SCIENCES
  • Page Numbers: pp.15-22

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: Postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) is one of the major preventable causes of maternal death in developing countries. Although the non-parenteral use of misoprostol is a big advantage especially in home births, its benefits in prevention of PPH is still debating. We aimed to assess the effect and side-effects of prophylactic oral, rectal or vaginal misoprostol on preventing postpartum hemorrhage comparing with no-treatment option.