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Sublingual Misoprostol Versus Standard Surgical Care for the Treatment of Incomplete Abortion in Nigeria

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Gynuity Health Projects Identifier:
First received: February 16, 2012
Last updated: February 21, 2012
Last verified: February 2012
Women diagnosed with incomplete abortion in this health facility will be randomized to receive one of the following regimens: 400 mcg sublingual misoprostol in one dose or standard surgical treatment (MVA). The investigators hypothesize that treatment of incomplete abortion with misoprostol using 400 mcg administered sublingually will be as effective as surgical evacuation.

Condition Intervention Phase
Incomplete Abortion
Drug: Misoprostol
Procedure: surgery Manual vacuum aspiration (MVA)
Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Sublingual Misoprostol Versus Standard Surgical Care for the Treatment of Incomplete Abortion

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Further study details as provided by Gynuity Health Projects:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Complete abortion without recourse to surgical intervention [ Time Frame: follow up visit 7 days after initial treatment ]

Enrollment: 90
Study Start Date: August 2009
Study Completion Date: October 2010
Primary Completion Date: October 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: Misoprostol
400 mcg of sublingual misoprostol in one dose
Drug: Misoprostol
single dose of 400 mcg misoprostol administered sublingually
Active Comparator: Manual vacuum aspiration (MVA)
Standard surgical treatment (MVA)
Procedure: surgery Manual vacuum aspiration (MVA)
standard surgical treatment


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • no contraindications to misoprostol
  • uterine size was not larger than 12 weeks
  • there were no signs of severe infection
  • haemodynamically stable
  • in general good health
  • willing to provide contact information

Exclusion Criteria:

  • an IUD in place
  • ectopic pregnancy
  • aged below 18 years and had no accompanying adult to provide informed consent
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01539408

Adeoyo Maternity Hospital
Ibadan, Nigeria
University College Hospital, Ibadan
Ibadan, Nigeria
Sponsors and Collaborators
Gynuity Health Projects
  More Information

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Responsible Party: Gynuity Health Projects Identifier: NCT01539408     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2.2.3
Study First Received: February 16, 2012
Last Updated: February 21, 2012

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Abortion, Incomplete
Abortion, Spontaneous
Pregnancy Complications
Abortifacient Agents, Nonsteroidal
Abortifacient Agents
Reproductive Control Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Anti-Ulcer Agents
Gastrointestinal Agents
Oxytocics processed this record on April 28, 2017