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Carboprost tromethamine intramusc.
CARBOPROST TROMETHAMINE - INJECTION

Important Note

The following information is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacist or other healthcare professional. It should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. Consult your healthcare professional before using this drug.

CARBOPROST TROMETHAMINE - INJECTION

(KAR-boh-prosst)

COMMON BRAND NAME(S): Hemabate

Uses

This medication causes the uterus to contract and is used for the termination of a pregnancy. It is also used to help control severe bleeding after giving birth.

How To Use

This medication is given into a muscle (IM) as directed by your doctor. The dosage depends on your response to therapy. The total dose should not exceed 12 milligrams when used for termination of pregnancy or 2 milligrams when used to control bleeding after giving birth. This drug should not be used for more than 2 days. Follow all instructions for proper use. Consult your pharmacist. This medication should be checked visually for particles or discoloration before use. If present, do not use the liquid.

Side Effects

Nausea, diarrhea, flushing, and fever may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor promptly. Tell your doctor immediately if any of these serious side effects occur: headache, stomach/pelvic pain, cramps, coughing, chills, breast tenderness, muscle aches. Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: unusual vaginal bleeding or discharge, muscle stiffness, weakness, drowsiness, dizziness. Tell your doctor immediately if any of these highly unlikely but very serious side effects occur: trouble breathing, trouble swallowing, unusually fast or slow pulse, mental/mood changes, vision changes. If you notice any other effects not listed above, consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions

Tell your doctor your medical history, especially of: lung problems or trouble breathing (e.g., asthma), high or low blood pressure, kidney or heart problems, bleeding problems, seizures, anemia, pelvic infection, uterus problems, diabetes, liver problems (e.g., jaundice), any allergies. Limit the use of alcohol, as it may aggravate certain side effects of this medication (e.g., dizziness, drowsiness). Use caution when performing tasks requiring alertness (e.g., driving). This medication should only be used during pregnancy to end the pregnancy (resulting in fetal death - See Uses section). Consult your doctor for more details. It is not known whether this drug is excreted into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Drug Interactions

Tell your doctor of all prescription and nonprescription medication you may use, especially: "blood thinners" (e.g., heparin, warfarin), oxytocin. Tell your doctor if you are taking any medicine that causes drowsiness, such as: medicine for sleep, sedatives, tranquilizers, anti-anxiety drugs, narcotic pain relievers (e.g., codeine, morphine), psychiatric medicines, anti-seizure drugs, muscle relaxants, certain antihistamines (e.g., diphenhydramine).

Overdose

If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately.

Notes

Do not share this medication with others. Laboratory and/or medical tests may be performed to monitor for side effects and response to treatment.

Missed Dose

If the dose is interrupted, contact your doctor immediately to establish new dosing.

Storage

Store in a refrigerator between 36 and 46 degrees F (2 to 8 degrees C) away from light and moisture. Discard any unused liquid.