Postpartum uterine haemorrhage

Indication for Oxytocin

Population group: Suitable for women, only adults (18 - 65 years old)
Therapeutic intent: Preventive action

For this indication, competent medicine agencies globally authorize below treatments:

5 IU once

For: Adults (18-64)

Route of admnistration


Defined daily dose

5 - 5 [iU]

Dosage regimen

From 5 To 5 [iU] once every day

Detailed description

The usual dose is 5 IU by i.v. infusion (5 IU diluted in physiological electrolyte solution and administered as an i.v. drip infusion or, preferably, by means of a variable-speed infusion pump over 5 minutes) after delivery of the placenta.

Active ingredient

Oxytocin is a cyclic nonapeptide that is obtained by chemical synthesis. This synthetic form is identical to the natural hormone that is stored in the posterior pituitary and released into the systemic circulation in response to suckling and labour.

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