Misoprostol/Cytotec for induction: further reading

The Misoprostol/Cytotec Controversy
A very good and objective summary (in five parts) by Ina May Gaskin, CPM of articles about misoprostol for cervical ripening or induction of labour, published September 2005.
http://www.inamay.com/?page_id=31

Misoprostol (Cytotec) for Labor Induction: A Cautionary Tale
Article by Marsden Wagner, MD, MS in Midwifery Today magazine, No. 49, 1999
http://www.havingababytoday.com/articles/cytotecwagner.asp

Forced Labor: Why are obstetricians speeding deliveries with an ulcer drug that endangers mothers and their babies?
Article by David Goodman published in Mother Jones magazine Jan/Feb 2001 Issue
http://motherjones.com/politics/2001/01/forced-labor

Misoprostol for Induction of Labour: Untested, Unapproved and Unnecessary
Editorial by Beverley Beech in AIMS (Association for Improvements in the Maternity Services, UK) Journal, Vol 13 No 3, 2001
http://www.aims.org.uk/Journal/Vol13No3/misoprostol1.htm

My Experience with Misoprostol
Jessica Evans writing about taking part in a UK trial in Sept 2000
AIMS Journal, Vol 13 No 3, 2001
http://www.aims.org.uk/Journal/Vol13No3/misoprostolje.htm

Cytotec Induction and Off-Label Use

Article by Marsden Wagner, MD, MS in Midwifery Today magazine, Issue 67, 2003
http://www.midwiferytoday.com/articles/cytotec.asp

Adverse Events Following Misoprostol Induction of Labor
Article by Marsden Wagner, MD, MS in Midwifery Today magazine, Issue 71, 2004
http://www.midwiferytoday.com/articles/cytotecwagner71.asp

Uses of Misoprostol in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Article by Rebecca Allen, MD, MPH & Barbara O’Brien, MD briefly reviewing the varied uses of misoprostol including induction of labour.
Reviews in Obstetrics & Gynecology Vol 2(3) 2009
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2760893/?tool=pubmed

The Freedom to Birth—The Use of Cytotec to Induce Labor: A Non-Evidence-Based Intervention
Written by Madeline Oden, the mother of Tatia Oden French who died after being induced by Cytotec
The Journal of Perinatal Education, Vol 18, 2009
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2684033/

FDA: U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Drug Safety Information for Patients and Providers – Misoprostol (marketed as Cytotec)
http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/DrugSafety/PostmarketDrugSafetyInformationforPatientsandProviders/ucm111315.htm

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2 responses to “Misoprostol/Cytotec for induction: further reading

  1. great list of resources / websites for more information on Cytotec. Thanks for compiling it.

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