Oxytocin (Pitocin) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations

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What is the Generic Name for Pitocin?

oxytocin

What is the Trade Name for oxytocin?

Pitocin

What are the Indications of Oxytocin (Pitocin) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

labor induction, postpartum bleeding

What are the Actions of Oxytocin (Pitocin) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

stimulates uterine smooth muscle

What is the Therapeutic Class of Oxytocin (Pitocin) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

hormones

What is the Pharmacologic Class of Oxytocin (Pitocin) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

oxytocics

What are the Nursing Considerations of Oxytocin (Pitocin) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

  • can cause ICH in fetus
  • can cause asphyxia in fetus
  • may cause coma and seizures in mother
  • may cause painful contractions
  • assess fetus
  • assess contractions
  • monitor blood pressure
  • assess maternal electrolytes
  • may cause uterine tetany

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