Medical abortion by mifepristone with oral versus vaginal misoprostol

Shetty, Jyothi and Pallavi, MNV (2006) Medical abortion by mifepristone with oral versus vaginal misoprostol. The Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology of India, 56 (6). pp. 529-531. ISSN 0971-9202

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OBJECTIVE(S) : To compare oral with vaginal administration of misoprostol for induced abortion in women treated initially with mifepristone. METHOD(S) : We administered 200mg of mifepristone to 128 women seeking termination of pregnancy within 9 weeks of amenorrhea. Forty eight hours later, they were assigned to receive 800 ? g misoprostol either orally or vaginally. RESULTS : The complete abortion rates in vaginal group and oral group were 96.7% and 86.2% respectively. Median induction to abortion interval was significantly longer in women in the oral group compared to that in the vaginal group (P=0.04). CONCLUSION(S) : Mifepristone followed by vaginal misoprostol was more effective at inducing an abortion up to 9 weeks of pregnancy than followed by oral form.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Medical abortion; mifepristone; misoprostol.
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 25 Sep 2015 16:31
Last Modified: 25 Sep 2015 16:31

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