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previa Unfavorable fetal
Age greater than 35
Premature fetus Drugs Used to Promote
1. shorten duration of labor
2. allow reduction on oxytocin dosage
3. decrease need for C-section
Dinoprostone (Prepidil, Cervidil)
Dinoprostone vaginal inserts (Cervidil) Critical Thinking Exercise
Sara, age 28, is pregnant with her first child. She
is in the labor room and has been in labor for
twelve hours. Her physician orders oxytocin
(Pitocin). How would you explain the purpose
of Pitocin to Sara? Why should oxytocin be
titrated up slowly? Which adverse effect of
oxytocin is most dangerous to the pregnant
women? List the nursing actions related to this
drug. Critical Thinking Exercise
Maggie is in her 30th week of pregnancy and
has started premature labor. She is
admitted to the high-risk unit, placed on
strict bed rest, and given terbutaline
(Brethine). What are you going to tell
Maggie about this drug? She is very
worried about her baby. What special
need does she have concerning her drug
management? Study Guide Questions
7. Drugs that stimulate uterine contractions are
Drugs that suppress contractions are known as?
What group of drugs is used for women in
preterm labor to accelerate fetal lung
What are the three groups of uterine stimulants?
Where is Oxytocin is produced?
What adverse effect is associated with oxytocin
What do Ergot alkaloids stimulate? Drugs Affecting Male
Identify the endogenous use of
Discuss the many drugs used for erectile
dysfunction and their side effects and
Know the difference between ,
, and .
Identify the many drugs that affect male
sexual functioning. Androgens
Androgens Produced by the t...
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- Spring '14