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Pitocin (Oxytocin)
Class
Hormone
Pitocin (Oxytocin)
Action
stimulates uterine muscle contraction and contraction of uterine blood vessels to reduce postpartum bleeding
Pitocin (Oxytocin)
Indications
postpartum hemorrhage
Pitocin (Oxytocin)
Contraindications
None
Pitocin (Oxytocin)
Precautions
Do not administer until pt has delivered both fetus and placenta.
Mag sulfate should be avalilable to revers tetany
Pitocin (Oxytocin)
route and dosage
10 to 40 units in 1000ml of NS, titrate to severity
Pitocin (Oxytocin)
Side effects
Coma, seizures
Concurrent use of pitocin with vasoconstrictors may cause severe hypertension
Pitocin (Oxytocin)
supply
Vial 10 units/ml in 4 ml