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Patient Education: Diseases Conditions Treatments & Procedures

Second Trimester Induction Of Labour

How Will The Medication Be Given?

  • Misoprostol tablets are inserted into your vagina, either by yourself or your healthcare provider.
  • They will be inserted every four hours until you are in active labour (maximum of 6 doses).
  • If your doctor has offered the option of inserting the misoprostol tablets yourself, wash and dry your hands thoroughly before and after insertion.
  • Next, push the prescribed amount of tablets, one by one, high into your vagina (like inserting an applicator-free tampon).

Visit the Gynaecology department