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Hormone
Mechanism of Action
stimulates contraction of uterine smooth muscle
Onset / Duration
Immediate / ~ 1 hour after IV administration
Indications
Postpartum bleeding after expulsion of the placenta
Contraindications
Any condition other than postpartum bleeding
Precautions
Absence of additional fetuses
Side Effects
Cardiac dysrhythmias, hypertension
Dosage
10-40 units