n South African Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology - O & G Update 2006, 11-13 May 2006, CSIR International Convention Cente, Pretoria : abstracts

Volume 12, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0038-2329
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



Extracted from text ... 88 SAJOG May 2006, Vol. 12, No. 2 O & G Update 2006 Oral misOprOstOl fOr labOur inductiOn Zarko Alfirevic Professor of Fetal and Maternal Medicine, Division of Perinatal and Reproductive Medicine, Liverpool Women's Hospital, UK Oral misoprostol as an induction agent is effective at achieving vaginal delivery, and may have benefits over both vaginal and intra-cervical dinoprostone. although oral misoprostol does not achieve vaginal delivery as quickly as vaginal misoprostol, the rates of hyperstimulation are lower when using comparable doses. Given that the primary consideration should be safety of induction rather than speed, the oral regimens (using a ..

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