7.1.1 Prostaglandins and oxytocics

NICE CG70: Inducing labour

Please see: ESHT Clinical Guideline for Induction and Augmentation of Labour

Only for use in postpartum haemorrhage due to uterine atony in patients unresponsive to ergonmetrine and oxytocin

10 ampoule

Oxytocin should be used in standard dilutions of 10 units/500ml (infusing 3ml/hour delivers 0.001 unit/minute) or, for higher doses, 30 units/500ml (infusing 1ml/hour delivers 0.001 unit/minute).

10 ampoule
5 ampoule

Misoprostol is unlicenced in the induction of labour, but evidence supports its use.

140 tablet
40 tablet
42 tablet
56 tablet
60 tablet
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