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Year : 1977  |  Volume : 23  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 91-94

Serial intramuscular injections of 15 methyl P.G.F. for second trimester abortions

Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, K.E.M.Hospital, Parel, Bombay-400 012, India

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R M Gharse
Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, K.E.M.Hospital, Parel, Bombay-400 012
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PMID: 614421

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Second trimester abortions were induced in forty-four cases by giving serial int.rwmuscular injections of 15 Methyl PGF 2α in intial dose of 200 micrograms followed by 300 micrograms every 3 hours till the foetus was expelled or till a maximum time limit of 30 hours whichever was earlier. Tablets containing diphenoxylate -atropine combination were given to minimise side effects. Forty­three cases (97.8%.) were successful; 39 (88.6%) aborted within the specified time limit of 30 hours. The mean abortion time was 18.8 hours. The main disadvantages were a high percentage of incom­plete abortions (48.8%) and a high incidence of side effects, viz. vomiting and diarrhoea.

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