Carboprost

Carboprost is used to abort pregnancy and to stop bleeding after giving birth. Your doctor may give you medications to help with nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea when being treated with carboprost.

Carboprost Overview

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Carboprost is a prescription medication used to abort pregnancy as well as stop bleeding after giving birth. Carboprost belongs to a group of drugs called prostaglandins.  These work by causing uterine contractions.

Carboprost is available in an injectable form that is given directly into a muscle (IM) by a healthcare professional.

Common side effects of carboprost include vomiting, diarrhea, and nausea.

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Uses of Carboprost

Carboprost is used to abort pregnancy between weeks 13 and 20. Carboprost is also used to stop bleeding after giving birth.

This medication may be prescribed for other uses.  Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Carboprost Brand Names

Carboprost may be found in some form under the following brand names:

Carboprost Drug Class

Carboprost is part of the drug class:

Side Effects of Carboprost

Serious side effects have been reported with carboprost. See the "Drug Precautions" section.

Common side effects of carboprost include the following:

  • vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • nausea
  • flushing
  • chills
  • coughing
  • headache
  • endometriosis (tissue that lines the uterus grows somewhere else such as the ovaries)

This is not a complete list of carboprost side effects.  Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Tell your doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.  You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Carboprost FDA Warning

Carboprost tromethamine should be used only with strict adherence to recommended dosages like other potent oxytocic agents. Carboprost tromethamine should be used by medically trained personnel in a hospital which can provide immediate intensive care and acute surgical facilities.