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Drug Guide


    IV infusion / IM
  • Mechanism of Action

  • Naturally occurring hormone that binds to oxytocin receptors (G-protein coupled receptors). Causes uterine contraction and milk letdown.

Clinical Use

  • Indications
  • Induction of labour
  • Augmentation of labour
  • Management of the third stage of labour
  • Postpartum haemorrhage
  • Contraindications
  • Foetal distress
  • Vaginal delivery contraindicated
  • Adverse Effects
  • Headache
  • Tachycardia
  • Nausea / vomiting
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