Intravenous oxytocin bolus of 2 units is superior to 5 units during elective Caesarean section.

@article{Sartain2008IntravenousOB,
  title={Intravenous oxytocin bolus of 2 units is superior to 5 units during elective Caesarean section.},
  author={Jerry B. Sartain and John J Barry and Paul W Howat and Damian McCormack and Mark. Bryant},
  journal={British journal of anaesthesia},
  year={2008},
  volume={101 6},
  pages={822-6}
}
BACKGROUND The optimal dose of oxytocin at Caesarean section is unclear. Oxytocin may cause adverse cardiovascular effects, including tachycardia and hypotension, whereas an inadequate dose can result in increased uterine bleeding. We compared the effects of two doses of oxytocin in a randomized double-blind trial. METHODS Eighty patients undergoing elective Caesarean section received an i.v. bolus of either 2 or 5 units (u) of oxytocin after delivery, followed by an oxytocin infusion of 10 u… CONTINUE READING

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