Oxytocin acts directly on the uterus to induce rhythmic contractions. It can be used to induce labor, to speed up parturition, and for postpartum evacuation of uterine debris.
Because of the specific action of oxytocin upon the uterine musculature, it is recommended as an aid in the management of the following conditions: To precipitate labor, to accelerate normal parturition, postpartum evacuation of uterine debris, postoperative contraction of the uterus following a cesarean section and control of uterine hemorrhage.
Possible Side Effects
Talk to your veterinarian about any side effect that seems unusual or bothersome to your pet.
Drug & Food Interactions
Talk to your veterinarian about any other drugs your pet is taking before starting this medication.
Oxytocin is a potent preparation, accordingly, it should be administered with due caution. For prepartum usage full dilation of the cervix should be accomplished either naturally or through the administration of estrogen prior to oxytocin therapy.