Nyhed | Nyhed 22/02
Klorbutol-coffein-suppositorier til behandling af hyperemesis gravidarum i Danmark: udbredelse og evidens
Ugeskr Læger 2007;169(22):2122-2123
Summary The treatment of hyperemesis gravidarum with chlorobutanol-caffeine rectal suppositories in Denmark. Practice and evidence Ugeskr Læger 2007;169(22):2122-2123 Introduction: In Denmark chlorobutanol-caffeine rectal suppositories are prescribed by some obstetric departments for the treatment of hyperemesis gravidarum. Materials and methods: We have investigated the extent of this use by questionnaire, and we have performed a literature review on the evidence of efficacy and safety. Results: The use of chlorobutanol-caffeine rectal suppositories was reported by 5 out of 28 obstetric departments in Denmark. The literature search revealed that there is very sparse information on chlorobutanol. No evidence was found of safety during pregnancy in humans or efficiency as antiemetic treatment in hyperemesis gravidarum. Conclusion: There is no evidence of the efficacy or safety of chlorobutanol-caffeine suppositories for the treatment of hyperemesis gravidarum.