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Desaminooxytocin - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions

Last Updated on Jan 18, 2018
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Information about Desaminooxytocin

Generic Name : Desaminooxytocin
Pronunciation : De-s-amino-oxy-to-cin
Latest prescription information about Desaminooxytocin. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its storage instructions . Also listed are the Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
Therapeutic Classification : Oxytocin
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Trade Names/Brand Names of Desaminooxytocin

Buctocin
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Overview of Desaminooxytocin

Desaminooxytocin is also known as demoxytocin used for the treatment of postpartum hemorrhage.

Why is Desaminooxytocin Prescribed? (Indications)

Desaminooxytocin is used for the treatment of postpartum hemorrhage (excessive bleeding following delivery of the baby), to induce and augment labor and promote lactation. 

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When should Desaminooxytocin not be taken? (Contraindications)

Desaminooxytocin is contraindicated in the presence of:

Fetal distress
Excess uterine distention
Unfavorable presentation of the fetus
Obstructed labor
More than four previous births or previous surgery on the uterus, or other conditions that could increase the risk of uterine rupture
Elderly women
Severe toxemia of pregnancy
Amniotic fluid embolism
Placenta previa, where the placenta is attached to a lower than normal position in the uterus

What is the dosage of Desaminooxytocin?

The recommended dosage for desaminooxytocin is 25 to 50 units buccal tablet every 30 minutes or as necessary.

How should Desaminooxytocin be taken?

The tablet should be kept in the mouth in contact with the mucosa, from where it is absorbed.

What are the warnings and precautions for Desaminooxytocin?

Desaminooxytocin should be avoided during the first and second stages of labor
The uterine motility and fetal heart rate should be continuously monitored following the administration of the medication.
Use with caution in women with heart disease.

What are the side effects of Desaminooxytocin?

  Uterus: Excessive bleeding after childbirth
  Cardiovascular system: Transient low blood pressure, extremely high blood pressure
  Central nervous system: Bleed in the brain (subarachnoid hemorrhage)
  Others: Neonatal jaundice, water retention, allergic reaction

What are the other precautions for Desaminooxytocin?

Avoid over dosage of the medicine.
Do not use the medicine if the patient is allergic to it.

What are the Drug Interactions of Desaminooxytocin?

Avoid use with prostaglandins and anesthetic drugs.
The increase in blood pressure caused by sympathetomimetics may be worsened by desaminooxytocin.

What are the storage conditions for Desaminooxytocin?

Desaminooxytocin should be should be refrigerated 2C to 8C or stored as advised by the manufacturer.

Last Updated : 1/18/2018



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