Prostaglandin 15 (R) 15-methyl-E2 Methyl Ester for Suppression of Gastric Acidity in Gravida at TermBr Med J 1973; 4 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.4.5886.208 (Published 27 October 1973) Cite this as: Br Med J 1973;4:208
- J. J. Amy,
- D. M. Jackson,
- P. Adaikan Ganesan,
- S. M. M. Karim
During the second hour after giving 100 μg of orally administered prostaglandin 15 (R) 15-methyl-E2 methyl ester in the pregnant patient at term a noticeable reduction in basal gastric acid secretion took place. At this dose no excessive uterine stimulation was observed. Prostaglandin 15 (R) 15-methyl-E2 methyl ester could prove of value in the preoperative preparation of the pregnant patient before anaesthesia for reducing the incidence of acid regurgitation.