Generic Medicine Info
Indications and Dosage
Cervical dilatation in the 1st trimester
Adult: 500 mcg infusion over 3-6 hr.

Pregnancy termination in the 2nd trimester
Adult: 100 mcg/hr infusion for up to 10 hrs; if necessary, increase infusion rate up to 500 mcg/hr to a max total dose of 1.5 mg. May be repeated once 12-24 hrs later if unsuccessful.

Postpartum haemorrhage
Adult: Initially, 100 mcg/hr via infusion. May increase to 500 mcg/hr if needed to control bleeding, after which reduce to a maintenance dose of 100 mcg/hr. Not to exceed a total dose of 1.5 mg in 24 hr.
Pelvic infection; history of pelvic inflammatory disease. Active cardiac, pulmonary, renal or hepatic disease. Smokers or those who have smoked in the last 2 yr.
Special Precautions
Glaucoma or raised intraocular pressure, pre-existing or history of asthma, pre-existing or history of epilepsy, hepatic or renal dysfunction, CV disease.
Adverse Reactions
Bronchoconstriction, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, abdominal pain, back pain, rash, flushing,shivering, headache, dizziness, hypotension, hypertension, hypersensitivity reactions, convulsions, EEG changes, local tissue irritation, erythema, pyrexia, raised WBC.
Potentially Fatal: Sudden CV collapse, uterine rupture
Drug Interactions
Concurrent use potentiates effect of oxytocin.
Description: Sulprostone, a synthetic derivative of dinoprostone (prostaglandin E2), is a selective agonist for EP3 receptors.
MIMS Class
Drugs Acting on the Uterus
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