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Oxytocin Intravenous for Adults

Who can administer

May be administered by registered competent doctor or nurse/midwife

Important information

  • Refer to relevant national guidelines and to guidelines developed by Saolta Women's and Children's directorate on QPulse

Available preparations

Syntocinon 5 unit per 1ml ampoule

Syntocinon 10 unit per 1ml ampoule

Reconstitution

Already in solution

Infusion fluids

Sodium chloride 0.9% or Glucose 5%

Methods of intravenous administration

Continuous intravenous infusion (usual route) (administer using an electronically controlled infusion device)

Refer to relevant national guidelines and to guidelines developed by Saolta Women's and Children's directorate on QPulse including

  • Guidelines and procedure for management of post partum haemorrhage (PPH) (CLN-LW-0028)
  • Guidance on the management of low risk women in the three stages of pregnancy (CLN-LW-006)
  • Guideline for Multiple pregnancies: guidelines on the management of twins in labour (CLN-LW-0020)
  • Guideline on Induction of labour (CLN-LW-004)

Dose in adults

Refer to relevant national guidelines and to guidelines developed by Saolta Women's and Children's directorate on QPulse including

  • Guidelines and procedure for management of post partum haemorrhage (PPH) (CLN-LW-0028)
  • Guidance on the management of low risk women in the three stages of pregnancy (CLN-LW-006)
  • Guideline for Multiple pregnancies: guidelines on the management of twins in labour (CLN-LW-0020)
  • Guideline on Induction of labour (CLN-LW-004)

Monitoring

  • Refer to relevant national guidelines and to guidelines developed by Saolta Women's and Children's directorate on QPulse including

    • Guidelines and procedure for management of post partum haemorrhage (PPH) (CLN-LW-0028)
    • Guidance on the management of low risk women in the three stages of pregnancy (CLN-LW-006)
    • Guideline for Multiple pregnancies: guidelines on the management of twins in labour (CLN-LW-0020)
    • Guideline on Induction of labour (CLN-LW-004)

Storage

Store between 2°C and 8°C

Therapeutic classification

Oxytocic