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Oral Administration of Prostaglandins for the Induction of Labour

Br Med J 1971; 1 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.1.5743.260 (Published 30 January 1971) Cite this as: Br Med J 1971;1:260
  1. S. M. M. Karim,
  2. S. D. Sharma

    Abstract

    Prostaglandins E2 and F2α administered by mouth were used to induce labour in 100 patients between 35 and 44 weeks of gestation. The usual effective dose of prostaglandin E2 was 0·5 and of F2α 5 mg. These were repeated every two hours until labour was established. Induction was successful in 79 out of 80 women treated with oral prostaglandin E2 and in 16 out of 20 women treated with F2α