|September 2005 · Vol. 17, No. 9
Let’s keep babies on terra firma
One of the legal cases presented in the July installment of Medical Verdicts had this heading: “Is misoprostol wrong for induction?” Misoprostol may not be wrong, but the dose sure was.
The plaintiff claimed that hyperstimulation occurred during induction of labor at term due to excessive doses of misoprostol. The case summary stated that 50 mg of misoprostol was given vaginally and a second 50-mg dose was given 3 hours later.