Therapeutic indications

Atosiban is indicated for:

Pre-term birth

Population group: women, only adults (18 - 65 years old)

Atosiban is indicated to delay imminent pre-term birth in pregnant women with:

  • regular uterine contractions of at least 30 seconds duration at a rate of ≥4 per 30 minutes
  • a cervical dilation of 1 to 3 cm (0-3 for nulliparas) and effacement of ≥50%
  • age ≥18 years
  • a gestational age from 24 until 33 completed weeks
  • a normal fetal heart rate.

For this indication, competent medicine agencies globally authorize below treatments (click for details):


Atosiban is contraindicated in the following cases:

Premature rupture of the membranes >30 weeks of gestation

PPROM - Preterm premature rupture of membranes

Abnormal foetal heart rate

Abnormal fetal heart rate

Antepartum uterine haemorrhage requiring immediate delivery

Antepartum hemorrhage

Eclampsia, severe pre-eclampsia requiring delivery

at least one of

Severe pre-eclampsia

Intrauterine foetal death

Fetal death

Suspected intrauterine infection

Infection of uterus

Placenta praevia

Placenta previa

Abruptio placenta

Placental abruption

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