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carboprost (cont.)

What should I discuss with my health care provider before receiving carboprost (Hemabate)?

You should not receive this medication if you are allergic to carboprost, or have certain conditions. Tell your doctor if you have:

  • pelvic inflammatory disease;
  • a lung disorder or breathing problem;
  • heart disease;
  • kidney disease; or
  • liver disease.

Before receiving carboprost, tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs, or if you have:

If you have any of these conditions, you may not be able to receive carboprost, or you may need dosage adjustments or special tests during treatment.

If you are receiving this medication for purposes other than abortion or postpartum bleeding, tell your doctor if you are pregnant.

How is carboprost given (Hemabate)?

Carboprost is given as an injection into a muscle. You will receive this injection in a clinic or hospital setting.

You may also be given medication to control nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea caused by carboprost.

To be sure this medication has been effective, your cervix (opening of the uterus) will need to be checked after the procedure. Do not miss any scheduled follow-up visits to your doctor.

In some cases, carboprost may not produce a complete abortion and the procedure must be repeated.

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You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

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