Oxytocin

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Oxytocin
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  1. Oxytocin

    Names / Class
    Pitocin

    Hormone
  2. Oxytocin / Pitocin

    Mechanism of Action
    Causes uterine contraction, lactation, and slows postpartum vaginal bleeding.
  3. Oxytocin / Pitocin

    Onset of Action
    Peak Effects
    Duration
    Half-Life
    • Immediate (IV)
    • Varies
    • 1 hour
    • 3 - 5 minutes
  4. Oxytocin / Pitocin

    Indications
    Postpartum vaginal bleeding
  5. Oxytocin / Pitocin

    Contraindications
    • Anything other than postpartum vaginal bleeding.
    • Cesarean section.
  6. Oxytocin / Pitocin

    Precautions
    • Assure placenta and all fetusesĀ  delivered prior to administering.
    • OD can rupture uterus.
    • HTN.
  7. Oxytocin / Pitocin

    Side Effects
    • Anaphylaxis
    • Cardiac arrhythmias
  8. Oxytocin / Pitocin

    Adult Dose
    3 - 10 units IM

    (OR)

    10 - 20 units in 500 or 1000 mL D5W, NS, or Lactated Ringers and titrated to effect.
  9. Oxytocin / Pitocin

    Pedi Dose
    Not Indicated
  10. Oxytocin / Pitocin

    Max Dose
    20 units (?)
  11. Oxytocin / Pitocin

    Routes / How Supplied
    • IV drip
    • IM

    VialĀ  (?)

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