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Ergometrine + Oxytocin

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    Ergometrine + Oxytocin
    Syntometrine 
    • Mechanism of Action
    • Combines both oxytocin and an ergot alkaloid, which stimulate contraction of uterine and vascular smooth muscle.

Clinical Use

    • Indications
    • Management of the third stage of labour
    • Prevention and treatment of postpartum haemorrhage due to atonic uterus
    • Contraindications
    • Severe hypertension / eclampsia / preeclampsia
    • Peripheral vascular disease / ischaemic heart disease
    • Adverse Effects
    • Nausea / vomiting / diarrhoea
    • Hypertension
    • Coronary vasospasm
    • Rash
 
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