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Carboprost Tromethamine

Carboprost Tromethamine injection

What is Carboprost Tromethamine injection?

Carboprost tromethamine is a man-made hormone. It causes the muscles of the uterus to tighten. This medicine is used to end a pregnancy or to treat bleeding after childbirth.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:

  • asthma or other lung disease

  • anemia

  • diabetes

  • heart, kidney, or liver disease

  • high or low blood pressure

  • past caesarean section (c-section) or surgery on uterus

  • seizure disorder

  • yellow eyes or skin, or dark urine

  • an unusual reaction to Carboprost Tromethamine, benzyl alcohol, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives

  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant

  • breast-feeding

How should this medicine be used?

This medicine is injected into the body. It is always given by a health care provider in a hospital.

Contact your pediatrician or health care professional regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.

What if I miss a dose?

This does not apply.

What drug(s) may interact with Carboprost Tromethamine?

  • dinprostone

  • ergonovine

  • methylergonovine

  • oxytocin

Tell your prescriber or health care professional about all other medicines you are taking, including non-prescription medicines, nutritional supplements, or herbal products. Also tell your prescriber or health care professional if you are a frequent user of drinks with caffeine or alcohol, if you smoke, or if you use illegal drugs. These may affect the way your medicine works. Check with your health care professional before stopping or starting any of your medicines.

What should I watch for while taking Carboprost Tromethamine?

Your condition and lab work will be monitored while you are taking this medicine. See your doctor to follow-up after taking this medicine. Call your doctor if you have any problems.

What side effects may I notice from receiving Carboprost Tromethamine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:

  • change in blood pressure

  • dizzy, lightheaded

  • fever, chills

  • foul-smelling vaginal discharge

  • trouble breathing

  • unusual bleeding or bruising

  • unusually weak or tired

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • diarrhea

  • headache

  • feeling flush

  • nausea, vomiting

  • pain, cramping

Where can I keep my medicine?

Keep all medicine out of the reach of children.

This drug is only given in a hospital or clinic and will not be stored at home.

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