Misoprostol and birth defects

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6972.128a (Published 14 January 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:128
  1. P F A Van Look,
  2. H Von Hertzen
  1. Associate director Medical officer Special Programme of Research, Development, and Research Training in Human Reproduction, World Health Organisation, CH-1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland

    EDITOR,—Two mistakes occurred in Jan Rocha's news article on Brazilian doctors' investigation of a possible link between misoprostol and birth defects.1 Firstly, misoprostol is sold as 200 μg pills, not 200 mg pills as stated. Secondly, it is not an efficient abortifacient.

    To our knowledge, two studies on the …

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