carboprost tromethamine (Hemabate)

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GENERIC NAME: carboprost tromethamine

BRAND NAME: Hemabate

DRUG CLASS AND MECHANISM: Carboprost is a man-made oxytocic medication that mimics the action of a naturally occurring chemical called prostaglandin F2 alpha. Oxytocic medications have the effects of oxytocin, which causes contractions during labor and controls bleeding after childbirth. Carboprost works on prostaglandin F receptor sites in uterine muscle to increase contractions and induce labor. It is used to terminate pregnancies and control uterine bleeding.

The FDA approved carboprost tromethamine in January 1979.

PRESCRIBED FOR: Carboprost is used to abort pregnancy during the second trimester and to treat uterine bleeding after delivery.

SIDE EFFECTS: Common side effects of carboprost are:

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/24/2014

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