A comparative study of oral V/S vaginal misoprostol for induction of labor conducted at Karwar institute of medical science, Karwar, Karnataka
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2022, Volume 9, Issue 2, Pages 332-336
AbstractObjective: To study the efficacy of 50 μg of Misoprostol tablet for induction of labor, oral v/s vaginal
Methods: 100 women, at term gestation, with various indication for induction of labor with Bishop’s
score of ≤4 were included. After deciding, 50 women received 50 μg orally and 50 women received 50
μg vaginally every fourth hourly (maximum of 6 doses) or till they went into active labor.
Results: After statistical analysis it was found that in vaginal misoprostol route the induction to delivery
interval was significantly less compared to oral misoprostol group (9.5 v/s 160).
It was also found that the required dose of drug in vaginal route is less compared to oral route (40% of
women need only 2 doses in vaginal group compared to 35% of oral group were 6 doses required).
Conclusion: For induction of labor vaginal misoprostol is always more effective compared to oral rout
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