Hemabate Side Effects
Generic name: carboprost
Note: This document contains side effect information about carboprost. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Hemabate.
Some side effects of Hemabate may not be reported. Always consult your doctor or healthcare specialist for medical advice. You may also report side effects to the FDA.
For the Consumer
Applies to carboprost: injectable solution
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction while taking carboprost (the active ingredient contained in Hemabate) hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:
severe pelvic pain, cramping, or vaginal bleeding;
feeling light-headed or short of breath;
severe nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea; or
increased blood pressure (severe headache, blurred vision, trouble concentrating, chest pain, numbness, seizure).
Less serious side effects include:
mild fever that may come and go;
chills, numbness, or tingly feeling;
mild nausea or diarrhea;
breast pain or tenderness;
menstrual type pain; or
ringing in your ears.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Tell your doctor about any unusual or bothersome side effect.
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to carboprost: injectable solution
Pretreatment or concurrent administration of antiemetic and antidiarrheal drugs considerably decreases the very high incidence of gastrointestinal side effects that are common with all prostaglandins used for abortion.
Gastrointestinal side effects including vomiting and diarrhea (67%), nausea (33%), dryness of mouth, hematemesis, taste alterations, epigastric pain, gagging, retching, sensation of choking, dry throat, and fullness of throat have been reported.
Dermatologic side effects including hot flashes (7%), paresthesia, diaphoresis, and rash have been reported.
The degree of hypertension was moderate and it is not certain as to whether it was due to a direct effect of carboprost (the active ingredient contained in Hemabate) or a return to a status of pregnancy associated hypertension manifested by the correction of hypovolemic shock.
Cardiovascular side effects have been reported including an increase in blood pressure (4%) in the postpartum hemorrhage series of clinical studies. Hypertension, tachycardia, and palpitations have also been reported.
Genitourinary side effects including endometritis, dysmenorrhea-like pain, breast tenderness, vasovagal syndrome, urinary tract infection, posterior cervical perforation, perforated uterus, retained placental fragment, uterine sacculation, excessive uterine bleeding, and uterine rupture have been reported.
When carboprost was used for abortion, the most common complications which required additional treatment after discharge from the hospital were endometritis, retained placental fragments, and excessive uterine bleeding which was reported to have occurred in approximately 2% of patients.
Transient pyrexia may be due to the effect of carboprost (the active ingredient contained in Hemabate) on hypothalamic thermoregulation. Temperature elevation exceeding 2 degrees Fahrenheit have been reported in approximately 12.5% of the patients who received the recommended dosage regimen. In all cases, temperature returned to normal when therapy ended.
General side effects have been reported including transient pyrexia, chills, shivering, drowsiness, septic shock, lethargy, sleep disorders, weakness, dizziness, excessive thirst, syncope, chest pain, faintness, and lightheadedness.
Respiratory side effects including hiccough, coughing, asthma, hyperventilation, respiratory distress, pulmonary edema, nosebleed, dyspnea, tightness in chest, wheezing, upper respiratory infection, and shortness of breath have been reported.
Nervous system side effects including headaches have been reported.
Musculoskeletal side effects including backache, dystonia, muscular pain, torticollis, and leg cramps have been reported.
Ocular side effects including eye pain, blurred vision, and twitching eyelids have been reported.
Local side effects including injection site pain have been reported.
Other side effects including tinnitus and vertigo have been reported.
Psychiatric side effects including nervousness and anxiety have been reported.
Endocrine side effects including thyroid storm have been reported.
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