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Gemeprost (16, 16-dimethyl-trans-delta2 PGE1 methyl ester) is an analogue of prostaglandin E1.
Additional recommended knowledge
In pessary form as the second drug in medical abortion regimen in the UK and Sweden. Gemeprost softens and dilates the cervix and stimulates the uterus to contract.
Vaginal bleeding, cramps, nausea, vomiting, loose stools or diarrhea, headache, muscle weakness; dizziness; flushing; chills; backache; dyspnoea; chest pain; palpitations and mild pyrexia. Rare: Uterine rupture, severe hypotension, coronary spasms with subsequent myocardial infarctions.
Categories: Abortifacients | Prostaglandins
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