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Table 1 Side effects reported by delivery attendants among Ecuadorian women given PPH treatment with sublingual misoprostol (600mcg and 800mcg) *

From: Dose and side effects of sublingual misoprostol for treatment of postpartum hemorrhage: what difference do they make?

  600 mcg(n = 50) 800 mcg(n = 163) RR 95% CI
Any fever 44 (88.0) 151 (92.6) 0.95 (0.85-1.06)
≥ 40.0°C 8 (16.0) 58 (35.6) 0.45 (0.23-0.88)
Any shivering 48 (96.0) 146 (89.6) 1.07 (0.99-1.16)
Severe shivering 1 (2.0) 19 (11.7) 0.17 (0.02-1.25)
Any fainting 2 (4.0) 4 (2.5) 1.63 (0.31-8.64)
Any nausea 0 (0.0) 8 (4.9) --
Any vomiting 0 (0.0) 8 (4.9) --
Any diarrhea 0 (0.0) 2 (1.2) --
Any delirium or altered sensorium 0 (0.0) 10 (6.1) --
Any other side effect ^ 1 (2.0) 10 (6.1) 0.33 (0.04-2.48)
  1. * Values are given as n (%) unless stated otherwise.
  2. ^ 600mcg dose -- headache (1); 800mcg dose -- headache (2), thirst (3), pain/cramping (3), excessive sweating (1), Feel cold/teeth chattering (1).