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Oxytocin
Essential medicine status
General description
Oxytocin is a peptide used for the routine prevention and treatment of postpartum hemorrhage, and the induction of labour.
INN
Oxytocin
Medicine type
Chemical agent
EML status history
First added in 1977 (TRS 615) for Postpartum haemorrhage
Therapeutic equivalent for
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Recommendations
Section
Uterotonics
  • Parenteral > General injections > unspecified: 10 IU per mL