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Hemabate Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is carboprost (Hemabate)?
- What are the possible side effects of carboprost (Hemabate)?
- What is the most important information I should know about carboprost (Hemabate)?
- What should I discuss with my health care provider before receiving carboprost (Hemabate)?
- How is carboprost given (Hemabate)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Hemabate)?
- What happens if I overdose (Hemabate)?
- What should I avoid while receiving carboprost (Hemabate)?
- What other drugs will affect carboprost (Hemabate)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Hemabate)?
Since this medication is given as needed by a healthcare professional, it is not likely that you will miss a dose.
What happens if I overdose (Hemabate)?
Tell your caregivers right away if you think you have received too much of this medicine. An overdose of carboprost is unlikely to occur in a hospital or clinic setting.
What should I avoid while receiving carboprost (Hemabate)?
Follow your doctor's instructions about any restrictions on food, beverages, or activity after you receive carboprost.
What other drugs will affect carboprost (Hemabate)?
Before you receive carboprost, tell your doctor if you have been treated with any other drugs that may cause contractions of the uterus, such as:
- dinoprostone (Prostin E2);
- mifepristone (Mifeprex (RU-486)
- misoprostol (Cytotec); or
- oxytocin (Pitocin).
Carboprost can increase the effects of these other drugs, and they should not be used together.
This list it not complete and there may be other drugs that can affect carboprost. Tell your doctor about all your prescription and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your doctor or pharmacist can provide more information about carboprost.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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Additional Hemabate Information
- Hemabate Drug Interactions Center: carboprost tromethamine im
- Hemabate Side Effects Center
- Hemabate FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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