Pituitary: extract (posterior lobe)

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Name

  • Pituitary extract (posterior lobe).

Class of drug

  • Myometrial stimulant.

Uses

Action

  • Stimulates contraction of estrogen-sensitized myometrium and mammary epithelial cells.

Indications

  • Dystocia.

Should not be used when the dystocia is related to faulty fetal disposition or feto-maternal disproportion.

  • Control of postpartum hemorrhage.
  • Speed up uterine involution immediately after parturition.
  • Clearance of uterine discharge.
  • Removal of placenta.
  • Agalactia.

Adverse reactions

Other reported reactions

  • Swelling and sloughing at the site of injection.
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