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Which medications stop labor from progressing?

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Dr. David Fein
Specializes in Preventive Medicine
None: Despite the fact that many obstetricians use medications like terbutaline, magnesium sulfate, and Nifedipine to prevent early labor from progressing, many studies show that they are not very effective....And, for active labor, there are no known medications, at this time, to stop progression.
Dr. Patrick Weix
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
These meds are most useful in delaying delivery while trying to use steroids to help fetal lung maturity.
Oct 26, 2011
Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 45 years experience
Labor: Although not fda approved, terbutaline is often used. Also, ethyl alcohol (the kind you drink) has been used to slow the progression of labor.
Last updated Jan 28, 2015

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