Oxytocin

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dunks406
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Oxytocin
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2010-06-10 21:31:28
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Oxytocin
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  1. Class
    Hormone
  2. Pharmacology and Actions
    A nature hormone that causes the uterus to contract inducing labor

    Encouraging the delivery of the placenta

    Controls postpartum bleeding
  3. Indications
    To control postpartum bleeding
  4. Contraindications
    • Prior to delivery of the baby
    • Hypersensitivity
  5. Precautions and Side Effects
    • Hypotension
    • Subarachnoid bleeding
    • Cardiac Dysrhythmias
    • N/V
  6. Dosage (Adult)
    3-10 units IM after delivery of the placenta

    10-20 units in 1000ml of D5W/NS IV infusion titrate to severity of bleeding

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