Author(s): Beerendonk CC, Massuger LF, Lucassen AM, Lerou JG, van den Berg PP
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Abstract In a woman aged 39 cardiac arrest occurred 3.5 hours after administration of 250 micrograms sulprostone directly into the uterine wall for a post-partum haemorrhage after manual removal of the placenta. A long period of resuscitation was necessary. After further evaluation the woman demonstrated specific contraindications to the administration of sulprostone. as formulated by the French authorities: age > 35 years, heavy cigarette smoking, and cardiovascular risk factors. In the Netherlands sulprostone is registered for intravenous administration only. We would strongly advise against administration directly into the uterine wall.
This article was published in Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd
and referenced in Journal of Addiction Research & Therapy