Labor induction with misoprostol.

  title={Labor induction with misoprostol.},
  author={Deborah Ann Wing},
  journal={American journal of obstetrics and gynecology},
  volume={181 2},
Misoprostol, a prostaglandin E(1 ) analog, is widely used in the United States for cervical ripening and labor induction. Its use for these indications is not approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. The only Food and Drug Administration-approved indication in the product labeling is the treatment and prevention of intestinal ulcer disease resulting from nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory use. Multiple trials have proved that misoprostol is an effective agent for cervical ripening and labor… CONTINUE READING
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