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Year : 2000  |  Volume : 46  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 176-8  

Indomethacin therapy in hydramnios.

S Abhyankar, VS Salvi 
 Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Seth G. S. Medical College and K. E. M. Hospital, Parel, Mumbai - 400 012, India., India

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S Abhyankar
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Seth G. S. Medical College and K. E. M. Hospital, Parel, Mumbai - 400 012, India.
India

AIM: The use of indomethacin in treatment of hydramnios was evaluated. SUBJECTS & METHODS: Twelve patients with symptomatic hydramnios were treated with indomethacin (2.2- 3.0 mg/kg body weight/day). RESULTS: The treatment was started at a gestational age of 31.17-/+7.94 weeks and continued for 3.74-/+2.3 weeks. Eleven patients responded to the therapy both subjectively and objectively and pregnancies were prolonged by 4.6-/+3.1 weeks (range 0.1-10 weeks). Five women had term deliveries. Six patients had a favourable perinatal outcome. Four patients who had a known congenital anomaly in the foetus, delivered stillborn babies or had an early neonatal death. One patient who did not follow up after commencing therapy delivered a full-term stillbirth. One patient delivered within 1 day of starting therapy. Indomethacin therapy caused no maternal complications. CONCLUSION: Indomethacin was effective in the management of hydramnios and preventing itSQs complications.


How to cite this article:
Abhyankar S, Salvi V S. Indomethacin therapy in hydramnios. J Postgrad Med 2000;46:176-8


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Abhyankar S, Salvi V S. Indomethacin therapy in hydramnios. J Postgrad Med [serial online] 2000 [cited 2022 Aug 10 ];46:176-8
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