Misoprostol for Postpartum Hemorrhage: Questions and Answers for Policy Makers

Fact Sheet

This fact sheet provides information about misoprostol’s critical role in preventing and treating postpartum bleeding or hemorrhage (PPH), one of the leading causes of maternal death worldwide. Misoprostol, a medicine initially developed to prevent stomach ulcers, is often the best available option for preventing and treating PPH in many low-resource countries, and may be a woman’s only chance for surviving PPH.