Abortifacient Agents, Nonsteroidal

Non-steroidal chemical compounds with abortifacient activity.
DrugDrug NameDrug Indication
DB00429Carboprost tromethamineFor aborting pregnancy between the 13th and 20th weeks of gestation as calculated from the first day of the last normal menstrual period and in the following conditions related to second trimester abortion: 1. Failure of expulsion of the fetus during the course of treatment by another method; 2. Premature rupture of membranes in intrauterine methods with loss of drug and insufficient or absent uterine activity; 3. Requirement of a repeat intrauterine instillation of drug for expulsion of the fetus; 4. Inadvertent or spontaneous rupture of membranes in the presence of a previable fetus and absence of adequate activity for expulsion. Also for the treatment of postpartum hemorrhage due to uterine atony which has not responded to conventional methods of management.
DB00563MethotrexateMethotrexate is indicated in the treatment of gestational choriocarcinoma, chorioadenoma destruens and hydatidiform mole. In acute lymphocytic leukemia, methotrexate is indicated in the prophylaxis of meningeal leukemia and is used in maintenance therapy in combination with other chemotherapeutic agents. Methotrexate is also indicated in the treatment of meningeal leukemia. Methotrexate is used alone or in combination with other anticancer agents in the treatment of breast cancer, epidermoid cancers of the head and neck, advanced mycosis fungoides (cutaneous T cell lymphoma), and lung cancer, particularly squamous cell and small cell types. Methotrexate is also used in combination with other chemotherapeutic agents in the treatment of advanced stage non-Hodgkin’s lymphomas. Methotrexate is indicated in the symptomatic control of severe, recalcitrant, disabling psoriasis. Methotrexate is indicated in the management of selected adults with severe, active rheumatoid arthritis (ACR criteria), or children with active polyarticular-course juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.
DB00929MisoprostolIndicated for the treatment of ulceration (duodenal, gastric and NSAID induced) and prophylaxis for NSAID induced ulceration. Misoprostol is also indicated for other uses that are not approved in Canada, including the medical termination of an intrauterine pregnancy used alone or in combination with methotrexate,as well as the induction of labour in a selected population of pregnant women with unfavourable cervices. This indication is avoided in women with prior uterine surgery or cesarean surgery due to an increased risk of possible uterine rupture. Misoprostol is also used for the prevention or treatment of serious postpartum hemorrhage.
DB01160Dinoprost tromethamineUsed for aborting second-trimester pregnancy (between the twelfth to eighteenth week of gestation) and in incomplete abortion or for therapeutic abortion in cases of intrauterine fetal death and congenital abnormalities incompatible with life. Also used at low-doses for medically indicated induction of labor at term. Also injected intra-arterially for use as a vasodilator to assist in angiography.
DB08964GemeprostIndicated for the softening and dilatation of the cervix uteri prior to transcervical, intrauterine operative procedures in the first trimester of pregnancy or facilitating therapeutic termination of pregnancy in patients in the second trimester of gestation.
DB11411FenprostaleneNot Available
DB12708SulprostoneNot Available
DB12789DinoprostNot Available
DrugDrug NameTargetType
DB00429Carboprost tromethamineProstaglandin E2 receptor EP1 subtypetarget
DB00563MethotrexateDihydrofolate reductasetarget
DB00563MethotrexateAldehyde oxidaseenzyme
DB00563MethotrexateMethylenetetrahydrofolate reductaseenzyme
DB00563MethotrexateSerum albumincarrier
DB00563MethotrexateCanalicular multispecific organic anion transporter 2transporter
DB00563MethotrexateMultidrug resistance-associated protein 4transporter
DB00563MethotrexateMultidrug resistance-associated protein 1transporter
DB00563MethotrexateSolute carrier family 22 member 6transporter
DB00563MethotrexateMultidrug resistance-associated protein 7transporter
DB00563MethotrexateSolute carrier family 22 member 8transporter
DB00563MethotrexateCanalicular multispecific organic anion transporter 1transporter
DB00563MethotrexateMultidrug resistance protein 1transporter
DB00563MethotrexateSolute carrier organic anion transporter family member 1A2transporter
DB00563MethotrexateMonocarboxylate transporter 1transporter
DB00563MethotrexateATP-binding cassette sub-family C member 11transporter
DB00563MethotrexateSolute carrier organic anion transporter family member 1B3transporter
DB00563MethotrexateSolute carrier family 22 member 11transporter
DB00563MethotrexateSolute carrier organic anion transporter family member 1C1transporter
DB00563MethotrexateSolute carrier organic anion transporter family member 3A1transporter
DB00563MethotrexateATP-binding cassette sub-family G member 2transporter
DB00563MethotrexateSolute carrier family 22 member 7transporter
DB00563MethotrexateSolute carrier organic anion transporter family member 1B1transporter
DB00563Methotrexate6-phosphogluconate dehydrogenase, decarboxylatingenzyme
DB00563MethotrexateProton-coupled folate transportertransporter
DB00563MethotrexateFolylpolyglutamate synthase, mitochondrialenzyme
DB00563MethotrexateGamma-glutamyl hydrolaseenzyme
DB00563MethotrexateDihydrofolate reductaseenzyme
DB00563MethotrexateThymidylate synthaseenzyme
DB00563MethotrexateBifunctional purine biosynthesis protein PURHenzyme
DB00563MethotrexateSolute carrier organic anion transporter family member 4C1transporter
DB00563MethotrexateFolate transporter 1transporter
DB00563MethotrexateFolate receptor alphatransporter
DB00563MethotrexateCytochrome P450 3A4enzyme
DB00929MisoprostolProstaglandin E2 receptor EP2 subtypetarget
DB00929MisoprostolProstaglandin E2 receptor EP3 subtypetarget
DB00929MisoprostolProstaglandin E2 receptor EP4 subtypetarget
DB01160Dinoprost tromethamineProstacyclin receptortarget
DB01160Dinoprost tromethamineProstaglandin F2-alpha receptortarget
DB01160Dinoprost tromethamineSolute carrier family 22 member 2transporter
DB01160Dinoprost tromethamineSolute carrier family 22 member 6transporter
DB01160Dinoprost tromethamineSolute carrier family 22 member 7transporter
DB01160Dinoprost tromethamineSolute carrier family 22 member 8transporter
DB01160Dinoprost tromethamineSolute carrier family 22 member 11transporter
DB01160Dinoprost tromethamineSolute carrier organic anion transporter family member 2A1transporter
DB01160Dinoprost tromethamineSolute carrier organic anion transporter family member 3A1transporter
DB08964GemeprostProstaglandin E2 receptor EP2 subtypetarget
DB08964GemeprostProstaglandin E2 receptor EP3 subtypetarget
DB12789DinoprostProstaglandin D2 receptor 2target