OXYTOCIN

1 ml contains 5 or 10 IU of hormone oxytocin

Pharmacological properties

Oxytocin is a synthetic equivalent of infundibular body polypeptide. The hormone is prepared synthetically to avoid possible contamination with vasopressin (ADH) and other small polypeptides with biologic activity. Oxytocin is capable of enhancing the uterine retraction and mammary gland myoepithelium.

Indications

- Obstetric aid and stimulation of complicated delivery. - Uterine bleeding, retention of the placenta, atony, hypotony of uterus and metritis.

- Mastitis and reflectory agalaxy.

- Uterine bleeding, retention of the placenta, atony, hypotony of uterus and metritis.

Dosage

The drug is administered by a subcutaneous, intramuscular, intravenous injection and if necessary in combination with the epidural injection of novocaine at the following dosage:

Species

Mode of administration and dosage (IU)

subcutaneous

or

intramuscular

intravenous

epidural

Horses and

cows

30 – 60

20 – 40

15–30

Swine,

weighting up

to 200 kg

30

20

10–15

Goats and

sheep

10 – 15

8 – 10

-

Dogs

5 – 10

2 – 7

-

Cats

3

3

2

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