Carboprost - Drug Information

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General Information on Carboprost

Generic Name : Carboprost

Pronunciation : KAR boe prost

Latest prescription information about Carboprost. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
Therapeutic Classification : Endocrine and Metabolic Agents

Trade Names/Brand Names of Carboprost

Why is Carboprost Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a synthetic prostaglandin analogue, prescribed for termination of pregnancy and also used for postpartum hemorrhage.  It induces uterine muscle contractions and can trigger abortion in early pregnancy.

When should Carboprost not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with pelvic inflammatory disease, heart, lung, liver or kidney disease, hypersensitivity.

Pregnancy Category

A B C D X

Category C :

Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus and there are no appropriate studies in pregnant women, but potential benefits may allow the use of the drug in pregnant women despite the potential for risks.

What is the dosage of Carboprost?

Adult: IM Pregnancy termination in the 2nd trimester 250 mcg, repeat at 1.5-3.5-hrly depending on response. Max: 12 mg. Postpartum hemorrhage 250 mcg at 15-90 min intervals.

How should Carboprost be taken?

It comes as a solution for injection to be administered by a healthcare provider.

What are the warnings and precautions for Carboprost?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of heart /lung disorders, increased eye pressure, asthma, epilepsy, severe liver or kidney dysfunction, high/low blood pressure, diabetes, during pregnancy and lactation.
It may cause dizziness or drowsiness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.

What are the side effects of Carboprost?

  Most Common: Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and excessive uterine bleeding.
  Less Common: Abdominal pain, flushing, shivering, headache, dizziness, hypotension, fever/chills, difficulty in breathing and lung swelling.

What are the other precautions for Carboprost?

Take full course of treatment.

What are the storage conditions of Carboprost?

Intramuscular: Refrigerate at 2-8C.

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