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Uterotonic agents

What are Uterotonic agents?

Uterotonic agents increase the uterine tone and contractions. These agents intensify uterine muscle contractions at the beginning and during labor, and during the postpartum period. Oxytocin, a hormone produced by the posterior pituitary, is a natural uterotonic.

Uterotonic agents are used to induce labor and for elected abortions. They lessen blood loss during childbirth and are extremely important in the prevention and treatment of postpartum hemorrhage.

List of Uterotonic agents

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Drug Name Avg. Rating Reviews
Cervidil (Pro)
Generic name: dinoprostone
18 reviews
Pitocin (Pro)
Generic name: oxytocin
8 reviews
Methergine (Pro)
Generic name: methylergonovine
8 reviews
Generic name: mifepristone
1 review
Generic name: oxytocin
No reviews
Prostin E2 (Pro)
Generic name: dinoprostone
No reviews
Prepidil (Pro)
Generic name: dinoprostone
No reviews
Hemabate (Pro)
Generic name: carboprost
No reviews
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