Class: Misc. Agents (Misc. drugs)
Mechanism of Action:
Molecular Formulae: C43H67N11O12S2 = 994.199
Precautions: Gestational age below 24 or over 33 completed weeks, premature rupture of the membranes>30 weeks of gestation, intrauterine growth retardation and abnormal fetal heart rate, antepartum uterine haemorrhage requiring immediate delivery
Indications/Uses: An inhibitor of the hormones oxytocin and vasopressin. it is used as an intravenous medication to halt premature labor.
Side Effects: Nausea, headache, dizziness, hot flushes, vomiting, rapid heart beat, low blood pressure, injection site reaction and high blood sugar.