Carboprost Tromethamine Solution For Injection

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Carboprost Tromethamine Solution for injection

What is this medication?

CARBOPROST TROMETHAMINE (KAR boe prost tro METH a meen) is used to end pregnancy. It works by inducing uterine contractions and helping the cervix open (dilate). It may also be used to treat excessive bleeding from the uterus at the end of a pregnancy. It works by helping your body tighten muscles in the uterus, which reduces blood loss.

This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.

How should I use this medication?

This medication is injected into a muscle. It is given by your care team in a hospital or clinic setting.

Talk to your care team about the use of this medication in children. Special care may be needed.

Overdosage: If you think you have taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once. NOTE: This medicine is only for you. Do not share this medicine with others.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medication?

Side effects that you should report to your care team as soon as possible:

  • Allergic reactions or angioedema—skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, eyes, lips, tongue, arms, or legs, trouble swallowing or breathing

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report these to your care team if they continue or are bothersome):

  • Diarrhea
  • Fever
  • Flushing
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
This list may not describe all possible side effects. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Where should I keep my medication?

This medication is given in a hospital or clinic. It will not be stored at home.

NOTE: This sheet is a summary. It may not cover all possible information. If you have questions about this medicine, talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider.

What should I tell my care team before I take this medication?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:

  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • High blood pressure
  • Kidney disease
  • Liver disease
  • Low blood pressure
  • Low red blood cell levels
  • Lung disease
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)
  • Previous pregnancy with difficult labor, traumatic delivery, or cesarean section
  • Previous surgery to the uterus
  • Seizures
  • Uterine rupture or scars
  • An unusual or allergic reaction to carboprost tromethamine, other medications, foods, dyes, or preservatives
  • Breast-feeding

What may interact with this medication?

  • Dinoprostone
  • Ergonovine
  • Methylergonovine
  • Oxytocin
This list may not describe all possible interactions. Give your health care provider a list of all the medicines, herbs, non-prescription drugs, or dietary supplements you use. Also tell them if you smoke, drink alcohol, or use illegal drugs. Some items may interact with your medicine.

What if I miss a dose?

This does not apply. This medication is not for regular use.

What should I watch for while using this medication?

Your condition will be monitored carefully while you are receiving this medication.

Contact your care team immediately if you experience signs and symptoms of infection or other complications, such as fever, chills, pelvic or stomach pain, unusual vaginal discharge, itching, or odor, or increase in vaginal bleeding several days after treatment.