Prevention of postpartum hemorrhage with misoprostol

@article{Alfirevi2007PreventionOP,
  title={Prevention of postpartum hemorrhage with misoprostol},
  author={Ž. Alfirevi{\'c} and J. Blum and G. Walraven and A. Weeks and B. Winikoff},
  journal={International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics},
  year={2007},
  volume={99}
}
As a stable, orally active and cheap uterotonic, misoprostol would appear ideally suited to the prevention of postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) in the developing world. Following numerous clinical trials, it appears that misoprostol prophylaxis using an oral or sublingual dose of 600 μg is more effective than placebo at preventing PPH in community births (relative risk 0.59, 95% confidence intervals 0.41–0.84), but not in hospital settings (RR 1.23, 95% CI 0.86–1.74). It is, however, not as effective… Expand
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