Each ml contains oxytocin 10 units Exp 3/2021
This treatment applies to the following species:
Oxytocin Injection Indications
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.
Oxytocin is a potent preparation, accordingly, it should be administered with due caution. For prepartum usage full dilation of the cervix should be accomplished either naturally or through the administration of estrogen prior to oxytocin therapy.Dosage and Administration
Obstetrical Use: Inject aseptically by the intravenous, intramuscular or subcutaneous route as follows:
1.5 to 2.5 mL
30 to 50 USP Units
100 USP Units
These dosages are recommended, and may be repeated as indicated.
Inject aseptically by the intravenous, intramuscular or subcutaneous route.
0.5 to 1.0 mL
10 to 20 USP Units
0.25 to 1.0 mL
5 to 20 USP Units
These dosages are recommended and may be repeated as necessary.
Note: Oxytocin will not induce milk let-down unless the udder is in the proper physiological state.