Misoprostol for system suitability

European Pharmacopoeia (EP) Reference Standard

Misoprostol, (±)-15-Deoxy-(16RS)-16-hydroxy-16-methylprostaglandin E1 methyl ester
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human ... PTGER3(5733)

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General description

This product is provided as delivered and specified by the issuing Pharmacopoeia. All information provided in support of this product, including SDS and any product information leaflets have been developed and issued under the Authority of the Issuing Pharmacopoeia. For further information and support please go to the website of the issuing Pharmacopoeia.

Biochem/physiol Actions

PGE1 analog prodrug which is rapidly de-esterified to active "misoprostolic acid". Cited for extremely wide-ranging therapeutic effects, including prevention of NSAID-induced gastric ulceration, regulation of immunologic cascades, inhibition of platelet-activating factor (PAF), treatment of ethanol- and acetaminophen-induced hepatotoxicity and hepatitis, and stimulation of cartilage repair after injury.


Unit quantity: 5 mg. Subject to change. The product is delivered as supplied by the issuing Pharmacopoeia. For the current unit quantity, please visit the EDQM reference substance catalogue.


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Acute Tox. 3 Oral - Repr. 1B


6.1D - Non-combustible, acute toxic Cat.3 / toxic hazardous materials or hazardous materials causing chronic effects

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C W Ho et al.
Alimentary pharmacology & therapeutics, 37(8), 819-824 (2013-02-26)
Poor adherence to gastroprotective agents (GPAs) is common among users of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) or low-dose aspirin (ASA). There are little data on the utilization of GPAs among NSAID and ASA users complicated by ulcer bleeding. To study the...
Heleen J van Beekhuizen et al.
International journal of gynaecology and obstetrics: the official organ of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, 122(3), 234-237 (2013-06-25)
To evaluate the efficacy and safety of misoprostol among patients with retained placenta in a low-resource setting. A prospective, multicenter, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial was carried out in Tanzania between April 2008 and November 2011. It included patients who delivered...
Jeffrey Michael Smith et al.
BMC pregnancy and childbirth, 13, 44-44 (2013-02-21)
Hemorrhage continues to be a leading cause of maternal death in developing countries. The 2012 World Health Organization guidelines for the prevention and management of postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) recommend oral administration of misoprostol by community health workers (CHWs). However, there...
J Hua et al.
BJOG : an international journal of obstetrics and gynaecology, 120(5), 531-540 (2013-01-22)
The efficacy of misoprostol versus oxytocin for reducing blood loss during caesarean section remains unclear. To conduct a meta-analysis comparing the efficacy of misoprostol with that of oxytocin in reducing blood loss during caesarean section. We searched MEDLINE, Embase, the...
Jeanine F Carbone et al.
Obstetrics and gynecology, 121(2 Pt 1), 247-252 (2013-01-11)
To test the hypothesis that use of the Foley bulb plus vaginal misoprostol will result in shorter induction-to-delivery time compared with vaginal misoprostol alone. We randomized 123 women undergoing induction of labor with singleton pregnancies at 24 weeks of gestation...

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