Fetal distress due to intravenous administration of pethidine (meperidine) with promethazine during labour.

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Fetal bradycardia due to uterine hypertonia was observed after the intravenous administration of pethidine (meperidine) 75 mg with promethazine 25 mg during active labour. These analgesic drugs are known to affect uterine contractions by enhancing both amplitude and frequency, but are thought to affect uterine tone minimally. Twenty cases of uterine… (More)

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@article{Bergman1982FetalDD, title={Fetal distress due to intravenous administration of pethidine (meperidine) with promethazine during labour.}, author={{\AA}ke Lennart Bergman and Nachman Eckstein and G A Yedwab and Menachem P. David}, journal={The Australian & New Zealand journal of obstetrics & gynaecology}, year={1982}, volume={22 4}, pages={215-7} }