oxytocic drug

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Noun1.oxytocic drug - a drug that induces labor by stimulating contractions of the muscles of the uterus
medicament, medication, medicinal drug, medicine - (medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease
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Oxytocic drug was administered by the assistant immediately after delivery of the baby--Syntocinon, Methergine and misoprostol to 50 mothers of group A, B and C respectively.
The conclusion of the study is that "Membrane sweeping at initiation of labor induction increased the spontaneous vaginal delivery rate, reduced oxytocic drug use, shortened induction to delivery interval, and improved patient satisfaction.
A 28-year-old primiparous woman at term requested epidural analgesia after failure to progress in labour had necessitated augmentation with an oxytocic drug (Syntocinon, Novartis).
Uterotonic or oxytocic drugs are used to manage dysfunctional labour and new drugs for dysfunctional labour still remain largely unsearched.
Oxytocic drugs as a medication, can be used as an uterotonic i.
Instead of repeating syntocinon and other oxytocics B-lynch application can be considered as it will bypass the hemodynamic effects of repeated doses of oxytocic drugs in these high risk patients, but its role in prophylaxis is still not clear10.
Keywords: Postpartum haemorrhage, Third stage of labour, Active management of third stage, Misoprostol, Oxytocic drugs.
Modern contraceptives, oxytocic drugs and cefixime are just three of 16 essential medicines and devices listed in a guidebook developed by PATH, UNFPA and WHO.
The prophylactic use of oxytocic drugs reduces the risk of postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) by about 40% and has been widely adopted as a routine policy in the active management of the third stage of labor.