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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.