Monday, September 1, 2014

Labor Day 2014

Happy Labor Day!

A 25 year old G1P0 woman delivers a healthy baby girl at 39 weeks gestation. She has a history of gestational diabetes mellitus, hypothyroidism, and polyhydramnios. She had spontaneous rupture of membranes about a day and a half ago. She receives the drug above after delivery. About half an hour later, she develops shivering, then a fever. She receives acetaminophen and these symptoms abate after three hours.

Challenge: What medication is shown above?

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3 comments:

Ram said...

misoprostol (Prostaglandin E1)

RaH said...

it is misoprostol, a synthetic prostaglandine which is often used, off label use, during labour in very low doses

Craig Chen said...

yep! awesome job guys
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Labor Day 2014

This is misoprostol.

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