What is Hemabate?
Hemabate is a form of prostaglandin (a hormone-like substance that occurs naturally in the body). Prostaglandins help to control functions in the body such as blood pressure and muscle contractions.
Hemabate is used to treat severe bleeding after childbirth (postpartum).
Hemabate is also used to produce an abortion by causing uterine contractions. It is usually given between the 13th and 20th weeks of pregnancy, but may be given at other times for medical reasons. This medicine is often used when another method of abortion has not completely emptied the uterus, or when a complication of pregnancy would cause the baby to be born too early to survive.
Hemabate may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
This medicine in given in a hospital or clinic setting to quickly treat any serious side effects that occur.
Before taking this medicine
You should not receive Hemabate if you are allergic to it, or if you have:
- active pelvic inflammatory disease;
- a lung disorder or breathing problem;
- heart disease;
- kidney disease; or
- liver disease.
To make sure Hemabate is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have: