OB_Pitocin - Pitocin (oxytocin) Classification: hormones /...

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Pitocin (oxytocin) Classification: hormones / oxytocics Action: Has vasopressor and antidiuretic effects. Therapeutic Effects: Induction of labor (IV). Milk letdown (intranasal). Contraindicated in: Hypersensitivity. Anticipated non-vaginal delivery. Pregnancy (intranasal). Major side effects: Maternal adverse reactions are noted for IV use only. CNS: maternal: COMA , SEIZURES fetal: INTRACRANIAL HEMORRHAGE . Resp: fetal: ASPHYXIA , hypoxia. CV: maternal: hypotension fetal: arrhythmias. F and E: maternal: hypochloremia, hyponatremia, water intoxication. Misc:
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increased uterine motility , painful contractions , abruptio placentae, decreased uterine blood flow, hypersensitivity. Precautions: Do not confuse Pitocin (oxytocin) with Pitressin (vasopressin) . Do not administer oxytocin simultaneously by more than one route. Induction/Stimulation of Labor IV (Adults): 0.5-2 milliunits/min; increase by 1-2 milliunits/min q 15-60 min until pattern established (usually 5-6 milliunits/min; maximum 20 milliunits/ min), then decrease dose. Postpartum Hemorrhage IV (Adults): 10 units infused at 20-40 milliunits/min. IM (Adults):
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This note was uploaded on 11/08/2010 for the course NUR 2000 taught by Professor Rn during the Spring '10 term at Florida State College.

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