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Pharmacology of Oxytocic Drugs

  • Cassandra Wasson
  • Albert Kelly
  • David Ninan
  • Quy Tran
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Abstract

This chapter discusses the various oxytocic drugs utilized during obstetric anesthesia. It discusses the indications and contraindications for each medication, as well as their side effects.

Keywords

Oxytocin Methylergonovine Prostaglandin E1 (i.e., misoprostol (cytotec)) 15-methyl prostaglandin F (carboprost, hemabate) Indications for oxytocic drugs Contraindications to oxytocic drugs Side effects of oxytocic drugs 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Cassandra Wasson
    • 1
  • Albert Kelly
    • 1
  • David Ninan
    • 2
  • Quy Tran
    • 3
  1. 1.Riverside University Health System - Medical CenterMoreno ValleyUSA
  2. 2.Riverside University Health System - Medical CenterLoma LindaUSA
  3. 3.Harbor–UCLA Medical CenterTorranceUSA

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