Trial ID or NCT#

NCT01519765

Status

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Purpose

Approximately 22% of term pregnancies are induced. Misoprostol, a prostaglandin E1 analogue, is a widely accepted induction agent, that has been proven safe and effective for induction of labor. It stimulates both cervical ripening and uterine contractions, thus making it an ideal induction agent for unfavorable cervices. Research has examined the pharmacokinetics of different administration routes and effects on uterine contractility, side effects, and safety. Vaginal misoprostol has been shown to be superior over oral administration however patients often prefer a more tolerable route. Buccal administration has already been shown to be as effective as vaginal misoprostol for cervical ripening and induction in both first trimester and second trimester abortions. There is minimal research comparing buccal versus vaginal for third trimester induction of labor. The investigators study is a prospective, double blinded, randomized control trial comparing vaginal misoprostol and buccal misoprostol in equal dosages of 25 mcg. The investigators seek to answer the question whether buccal misoprostol is as effective as vaginal misoprostol for third trimester induction of labor.

Official Title

Buccal Versus Vaginal Misoprostol for Third Trimester Induction of Labor: Randomized Control Trial

Eligibility Criteria

Ages Eligible for Study: 18 Years to 50 Years
Sexes Eligible for Study: Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers: No

Investigator(s)

Kavitha Ramchandran
Kavitha Ramchandran
Medical oncologist, Palliative medicine doctor, Thoracic specialist, Internal medicine doctor
Clinical Associate Professor, Medicine - Oncology

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