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Oxytocin

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    IV infusion / IM
    Oxytocin
    Syntocinon 
    • 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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