OXYTOCIN INJECTION

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OXYTOCIN INJECTION

Because of the specific action of oxytocin upon the uterine musculature, it is recommended as an aid in the management of the following conditions:

1) To precipitate labor.

2) To accelerate normal parturition.

3) Postpartum evacuation of uterine debris.

4) Postoperative contraction of the uterus following a cesarean section and control of uterine hemorrhage.

Oxytocin will contract the smooth muscle cells of the mammary gland to induce milk let-down if the udder is in a proper physiological state.

CONTRAINDICATION: Do not use in dystocia due to abnormal presentation of the fetus until correction is accomplished.

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