Global availability of misoprostol


Misoprostol is registered as a gastric ulcer drug in many middle to high income countries; it is also used ‘off label’ in these same countries to prevent and control PPH. Its ease of administration and stability in tropical climates make it an ideal drug for use in home births, as well as with Active Management of the Third Stage of Labor (AMTSL) in any busy hospital.

Published in International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics, 94 (2) 2006, 151-152

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M Campbell
M Holden
Publication date: 
July 27, 2006
Publication type: 
Journal Article