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Drugs for Abortion

Written & Compiled by Madhumathi Palaniappan
Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team on Apr 07, 2016

Generic and Trade Names of Drugs for Abortion

Carboprost  Carboprost is a synthetic prostaglandin analogue, prescribed for termination of pregnancy and also used for postpartum hemorrhage.

Trade Names : Prostospan (0.5ml) | Prostodin | Coboprost 125 | Deviprost | Prostospan (1ml) | Caboprost | Prostodin (1 ml) | Deviprost (250mcg)

Dinoprostone is a prostaglandin, prescribed for termination of pregnancy, evacuation of the uterine contents in the missed abortion, labor induction (rarely used), and dilatation of the cervix prior to labor.

Trade Names : PG | Primiprost | Dinoripe | Cerviprime | Dinoripe (0.5mg) | PG Tablet (0.5mg)

Ethacridine  Ethacridine is used for second-trimester abortion between the thirteenth and the twentieth week of gestation.
The abortion usually occurs between 20 and 40 hours after instillation of the drug. It is sometimes combined with a prostaglandin or oxytocin for a quicker effect.

It is also used locally as an antiseptic on open or infected wounds.

Mifepristone is a synthetic steroid, used alone or together with another medication, to end an early pregnancy (within 7 weeks of the start of a woman's last menstrual period). It blocks the hormone needed for pregnancy to continue. It is also indicated for high blood sugar levels (hyperglycemia) in adults with endogenous Cushing’s syndrome.

Trade Names : Mifty | Mifeprin | Mtpill | Mifegest | Termipil | Abo Pill | Colestone | Relized | Elmif | Mistone | More...

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