Card Set Information
Mechanism of Action
Direct action on myofibrils, phasic contraction of uterine smooth muscle like normal delivery
Also promotes milk "letdown" in nursing mothers.
Effective in inducing labor and uterine contractions following delivery, thereby controlling postpartum hemorrhage.
Prior to fetal delivery-administration prior to delivery can cause fetal hypoxia, asphyxia and dysrhythmias
Can cause over stimulation of uterus resulting in uturine rubture thus vitals and uterine tone should be monitored
Coma in mother
Can cause hypertension when used with vasoconstrictors
Dose and Route
: 3-10 Units OR
: 10-20 units in 1000 mL NS via 60 gtts/mL set and titrate to effect