Hemabate Carboprost Tromethamine 250 mcg/ml, 30 milliliters, Solution
Hemabate (carboprost tromethamine) Sterile Solution is a form of prostaglandin (a hormone-like substance that occurs naturally in the body) used to treat severe bleeding after childbirth (postpartum). Hemabate is also used to produce an abortion by causing uterine contractions. Hemabate is usually given between the 13th and 20th weeks of pregnancy, but may be given at other times for medical reasons. Hemabate 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.
What Are Side Effects of Hemabate?
Common side effects of Hemabate include:
mild fever that may come and go,
breast pain or tenderness,
menstrual type pain, or
ringing in your ears.
Tell your doctor if you have serious side effects of Hemabate including:
severe pelvic pain, cramping, or vaginal bleeding;
lightheadedness or shortness of breath;
severe nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea; or
increased blood pressure (severe headache, blurred vision, trouble concentrating, chest pain, numbness, seizure).
Dosage for Hemabate
To treat refractory postpartum uterine bleeding, an initial dose of 250 mcg of Hemabate Sterile Solution (1 mL) is given deep, intramuscularly. For abortion and other indications, an initial dose of 1 mL (250 mcg) is administered deep in the muscle. Subsequent doses of 250 mcg are administered at 1½ to 3½ hour intervals depending on uterine response.
What Drugs, Substances, or Supplements Interact with Hemabate?
Hemabate may interact with dinoprostone, mifepristone, misoprostol, or oxytocin. Tell your doctor all medications you are taking.
Hemabate During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding
During pregnancy, Hemabate should be used only if prescribed. There is no information on this medication and whether it passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.