For postpartum haemorrhage

Excessive bleeding after childbirth, also known as postpartum haemorrhage (PPH), is dangerous for women and can be fatal.

Misoclear or misoprostol is used by doctors in over 50 countries as a safe, convenient and effective way to prevent postpartum haemorrhage (PPH). It is recommended by the World Health Organization for prevention of PPH where oxytocin is not available or cannot be safely used.

How does it work?

Misoclear causes uterine contractions, which helps to prevent and control excessive bleeding after child birth.

When can it be used?

Within one minute after the delivery of all babies and before the placenta is delivered.

How to take Misoclear

Misoclear is safe and effective when used according to instructions. It is important that your clients always use the correct dose, as incorrect dosing can lead to complications. 

For the prevention of PPH, Misoclear should be taken as follows:

3 tablets (600mcg) should be taken orally, with a glass of water, within one minute after all babies have been delivered, before the placenta is delivered.

Women should not take Misoclear before delivery, in other words whilst they are still pregnant.  If they deliver more than one baby, they should wait until all their babies are delivered to take Misoclear, and take it before the placenta is delivered.

We have clear instructions for women on how to take Misoclear on this website.


Misoclear is not appropriate in the following instances:

  • Women with known allergies to misoprostol
  • Women with inherited porphyria
  • Women with bleeding disorders or taking blood thinning medicines
  • Women with suspected ectopic pregnancy
  • Women with adrenal or hepatic failure
  • Women with significant anaemia, heart disease or women on long term oral steroids or steroid injections should exercise caution

Step by step guide

View the step by step guide for taking Misoclear for postpartum haemorrhage.

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How Misoclear can help

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