Canis ISSN: 2398-2942

Oxytocin

Introduction

Name

  • Oxytocin.

Class of drug

  • Hormone.

Description

Molecular formula

  • C43H66N12O12S2.

Physical properties

  • Sterile solution.

Storage requirements

  • Between 2-8°C.
  • Protect from light.

Uses

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Indications

  • Induction of parturition when uterine inertia is present (as long as no obstruction is present).
  • To evacuate uterine contents.
  • To decrease hemorrhage following parturition.
  • To promote the 'let-down' of milk.

Administration

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Precautions

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Interactions

with other drugs



Sympathomimetic pressor amines
  • Severe hypertension may develop.

Further Reading

Publications

Other sources of information

  • Based onSmall Animal Formulary.Tennant, Bryn (1999) 3rd edn. Cheltenham: BSAVA.

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