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Oxytocin

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David Godfrey

Vetstream Ltd


Introduction

Name

  • Oxytocin.

Class of drug

  • Hormone.

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.

Publications

Refereed papers

Other sources of information

  • Based on Small Animal Formulary. Tennant B (1999) 3rd edn. BSAVA, UK.
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