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Second Trimester Mtp (13-20 Weeks)

  1. Misoprostol (PGE1) tablet vaginally is most widely used for second trimester pregnancy termination.
  2. Ethacridine lactate extra-amniotically can also be used for second trimester pregnancy termination. A solution of 10 mL of 0.1 % ethacridine is used for each gestational week, up to a maximum 150 mL. Induction abortion interval is about 30 h, even with intravenous oxytocin as an augmenting agent.

NOTE: Intra-amniotic saline/mannitol/urea, etc. are no longer used because of risk of maternal mortality.





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