Bovis ISSN 2398-2993

Oxytocin

Contributor(s): Louise Cox-O’Shea, Vetstream Ltd , Andrea Tarr

Introduction

Name

  • Oxytocin.

Class of drug

  • Myometrial stimulant.

Description

Molecular formula

  • C43H66N12O12S2.

Physical properties

  • Sterile solution.

Storage requirements

  • Between 2-8°C (store in a refrigerator).
  • Protect from light.
  • Use within 28 days of withdrawing the first dose.

Uses

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Indications

  • Dystocia Dystocia; due to uterine inertia.
    Do not use when dystocia is due to faulty fetal disposition or feto-maternal disproportion.
  • Control of Postpartum hemorrhage Postpartum hemorrhage.
  • Speed up uterine involution immediately after Parturition Parturition.
  • Clearance of Uterine discharge Uterine discharge.
  • Agalactia due to failure of let down. Failure of let down
  • Removal of Placenta Placenta.
  • Studies have been undertaken in its use in the induction of parturition.

Administration

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Precautions

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Withdrawal Period

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Adverse Reactions

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed Papers

Other sources of information

  • Bishop Y (2005) Ed The Veterinary Formulary. 6th edn. Pharmaceutical Press. ISBN: 0-85369-579-2.

Organisation(s)

  • National Office of Animal Health (NOAH) Compendium of Data Sheets for Animal Medicines. Website: www.noahcompendium.co.uk.

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