Inducing labour with Angusta

We use a pill to induce labour. You should always contact the assessment unit if you experience; contractions, pain, the water breaks, bleeding or less movements from the baby.

Things to be aware of

Contact us if your contractions begin, if you start bleeding, your water breaks or if you begin to feel less movement

Contact us immediately if your contractions begin or you feel other pains, if you start bleeding, if your water breaks or if you begin to feel less movement.
You are also welcome to contact us if you have any questions.
Call the Maternity Ward on (+45) 38 68 32 57, we are open 24 hours a day.

Inducing labour

Make a note of when you take your pills

Take one 25-microgram pill of misoprostol (Angusta) every two hours.
Every time you take a pill, note the exact time on the form.

DateTimePlaceWhat time did you take the pill?

Bring this form to your next appointment.

Possible side effects

Some of the most common side effects of Angusta are:

  • Diarrhoea
  • Vaginal bleeding
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Fever.

There is a small risk that the medicine will be too strong and result in too many contractions. There is a very slight risk that the contractions will be so strong that the uterus will rupture. This happens to less than 1 out of 10,000 cases.

Your next appointment

Your next appointment at Pregnancy and Maternity, unit 1 (Graviditet og Barsel, sengeafsnit 1) is on  __ /__ - 20__ at __:__