Comparison of carboprost with oxytocin in third stage of labor
Background: Postpartum hemorrhage is one of the dreaded complications of third stage of labor. The present study compared carboprost with oxytocin in third stage of labor.
Materials & Methods: The present study was conducted on 128 pregnant women with third stage labor. Patients were divided into 2 groups of 64 each. Group I patients received intramuscular oxytocin 10 units and group II patients received intramuscular carboprost tromethamine 125 μg at the time of delivery. The duration of third stage of labor, amount of blood loss, need for additional uterotonics, complications and side effects were recorded.