Hemabate is used to abort pregnancy and stop bleeding after child birth. Your doctor may give you medications to help with nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea when being treated with hemabate.

Hemabate Overview


Hemabate is a prescription medication used to abort pregnancy as well as stop bleeding after giving birth. Hemabate belongs to a group of medications called prostaglandins. These work by causing uterine contractions. 

Hemabate is available in an injectable form that is given directly into a muscle (IM) by a healthcare professional.

Common side effects of Hemabate include vomiting, diarrhea, and nausea. 

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Uses of Hemabate

Hemabate is used to abort pregnancy between weeks 13 and 20. Hemabate is also used to stop bleeding after giving birth.

This medication may be prescribed for other uses. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.



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Hemabate Drug Class

Hemabate is part of the drug class:

Side Effects of Hemabate

Serious side effects have been reported with Hemabate. See "Drug Precautions" section.

Common side effects of Hemabate include:

  • vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • nausea
  • flushing
  • chills
  • coughing
  • headache
  • endometriosis (tissue that lines the uterus grows somewhere else such as the ovaries)

This is not a complete list of Hemabate side effects. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Tell your doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088

Hemabate FDA Warning

Hemabate should be used only with strict adherence to recommended dosages like other potent oxytocic agents. Hemabate should be used by medically trained personnel in a hospital which can provide immediate intensive care and acute surgical facilities.