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Oxytocin (Generic) Injectable for Horses & Livestock, 100-mL

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Description

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.

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Uses

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.

Precautions

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.

  1. Prescribing Information

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  • Item Number
    174432
  • Generic Name
    Oxytocin
  • For Use With
    Horses, Sows, Ewes, & Cows
  • Common Brand Name(s)
    Pitocin
  • Administration Form
    Injection
  • Product Form
    Injectable
  • Health Condition
    Labor Induction
  • Drug Type
    Hormone
Ingredients

Oxytocin

Instructions
Recommended Dosage

Inject aseptically by the intravenous, intramuscular or subcutaneous route as follows: 5.0 mL....100 USP Units

Storage Instructions

Store at controlled room temperature. Refrigeration is not required. Protect from freezing.

FAQ

What is Oxytocin Injection

Oxytocin is indicated for obstetrical use in sows, ewes, horses and cows, and milk let-down in cows and sows. Oxytocin Injection is a sterile aqueous solution of highly purified oxytocic principle derived by synthesis or obtained from the posterior lobe of the pituitary gland of healthy domestic animals used for food by humans. Oxytocin Injection contains 20 USP Units of oxytocin and less than 0.4 units of presser activity per mL. Each mL of sterile solution also contains 0.9% w/v sodium chloride, 0.5% w/v chlorobutanol (as a preservative), with water for injection q.s. and pH adjusted to 3.0 to 5.0 with acetic acid.

What are the benefits of using Oxytocin Injection

*Choice of administration routes: IV, IM or SQ

*Versatile: Aids in a number of obstetrical procedures

*Multi-species: Treats ewes and sows, as well as cows and mares

*Safe: Approved by FDA

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    Got my -horse- feeling okay

    By Zach on Nov 15, 2021

    Got my horse feeling nice and okay. Would recommend to anyone seeking a nice buzz. 5/5 stars would recommend.

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