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Dr. Terri Edersheim
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Ritodrine (Overview)

Ritodrine is a labor stopping agent which is a kind of women's health and pregnancy drug.


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What is action of ritodrine? Is it therapeutically useful drug?

What is action of ritodrine? Is it therapeutically useful drug?

Beta-agonist and yes: It is a beta-2 agonist that causes relaxation of the uterine smooth muscle and decreases the force and frequency of uterine contractions. At higher doses, it affects the heart, blood pressure, etc. I don't see it used often as a first-line drug, but yes, it is therapeutically useful. ...Read more

Dr. Terri Edersheim
10 Doctors shared insights

Ritodrine (Overview)

Ritodrine is a labor stopping agent which is a kind of women's health and pregnancy drug.


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What is the use of ritodrine?

What is the use of ritodrine?

Tocolte: Ritodrine (yutopar) a utrine relaxing drug, (b-2-adrenergic agonist) is used to prevent premature labor. ...Read more

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I've been having abdominal pain. My ob-gyn prescribed me ritodrine hydrochloride drug. I want to know why this drug is prescribed?

I've been having abdominal pain. My ob-gyn prescribed me ritodrine hydrochloride drug. I want to know why this drug is prescribed?

You're in the US??: I believe the drug has been recalled, but it used to be used for cases of premature labor. Does this apply to you at all?? ...Read more

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What is the use of ritodrine?

Tocolte: Ritodrine (yutopar) a utrine relaxing drug, (b-2-adrenergic agonist) is used to prevent premature labor. ...Read more

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What is action of ritodrine? Is it therapeutically useful drug?

Beta-agonist and yes: It is a beta-2 agonist that causes relaxation of the uterine smooth muscle and decreases the force and frequency of uterine contractions. At higher doses, it affects the heart, blood pressure, etc. I don't see it used often as a first-line drug, but yes, it is therapeutically useful. ...Read more

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Why is ritodrine hydrochloride prescribed during pregnancy?

Why is ritodrine hydrochloride prescribed during pregnancy?

Contractions: Ritodrine is a very potent medication that among other effects on a human's body stops uterine contractions. ...Read more

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I've been having abdominal pain. My ob-gyn prescribed me ritodrine hydrochloride drug. I want to know why this drug is prescribed?

You're in the US??: I believe the drug has been recalled, but it used to be used for cases of premature labor. Does this apply to you at all?? ...Read more

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I use yutopar 10 tablits in seven month because I was cramping is it efect on my baby in future?

I use yutopar 10 tablits in seven month because I was cramping is it efect on my baby in future?

Probably not: If you took for a brief time for cramping, your baby should be safe. Its use is discouraged due to maternal side-effects but prolonged use can also affect fetus heart stress and so is discouraged. ...Read more

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I am 35 weeks pregnancy, taking yutopar and still have slight upper abdoman pain?

I am 35 weeks pregnancy, taking yutopar and still have slight upper abdoman pain?

Talk to doc: That medication is no longer used in many countries. Many docs would stop it or a similar drug at 35-36 weeks. Your upper abdominal pain is not likely related to that. If it is upper right side please notify your doctor immediately. ...Read more

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Are you free?

Are you free?

Yes, this is free if: If you do not request premium, paid services, then this HealthTap BASIC is free. Post your question in English, with good grammar and spelling, and one or more of the thousands of volunteer doctors will answer it. They might skip repetitive questions, or ones that have too many abbreviations, or are otherwise hard to understand. (HealthTap's premium services are personal consultations for a fee.) ...Read more

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Who gets omg?

Who gets omg?

Can you clarify?: Omg is a texting-age expression "oh my god" but used even by secularists to express amazement and dismay at once. It's no medical acronym that I recognize though there are some trashy websites preseting medical freaks as having "omg disease". To which disease are you referring? Someone on healthtap will be happy to answer. ...Read more

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Is this live?

Yes and No: There are doctors on here all of the time. Your questions may get answered immediately or be answered later, depending on the expertise of the doctors online at the time and whether they see your question. ...Read more

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I got pleups?

Do you mean polyps?: Regular follow up with primary care doctor! ...Read more

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What's a spur?

What's a spur?

Spur: Most spurs are completely asymptomatic. They don't need any specific treatment. Very few need surgery. ...Read more

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How to be fit?

How to be fit?

There are a number..: ..of helpful steps. First, MOVE MORE--incorporate more physical exercise into your daily routine. Take subway or bike to work or school. Play sports. Take at least two 15 minute walks each day or do a 30-40 minute aerobic workout, with warm up and cool down, at least 5 days a week. Try interval training. Develop a program to build strength and flexibility. Eat healthy foods/drink water. Sleep well ...Read more

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Who gets chip?

Who gets chip?

See below: Chip = children's health insurance program - it is a type of medicaid for kids. Depending on a state's requirements, kids under 18 can be covered by the state's health insurance program if the parents are under a certain income level. Kids can be enrolled through their schools, pediatricians, or hospitals. ...Read more

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What is a d&e?

What is a d&e?

Surgical procedure: A d&e stands for dilation and evacuation. It is a procedure done in an operating room to remove pregnancy tissue from the uterus after the first trimester. In the first trimester it is called a D&C (dilation and curettage). This can be to treat a late miscarriage or bleeding placenta previa, or as an elective procedure. ...Read more

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What is a bpp?

What is a bpp?

BPP: Also stands for biophysical profile (a set of measurements obtained during obstetrical ultrasound). ...Read more

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When am I due?

When am I due?

40 weeks: Your due date is calculated 40 weeks after the first day of your last menstrual period. If you are unsure, it can be estimated by an ultrasound. The earlier in pregnancy, the more accurate an ultrasound is at predicting your due date. ...Read more

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How to be fit?

How to be fit?

Follow the following: Exercise most days of the week (aerobic work), eat fruits and vegetables liberally, limit saturated fats, increase fish and fish oil intake, have fiber with each meal, keep your weight in check, don't smoke at all or drink excessively (one or two drinks weekly). The lower the better on LDL and the higher the better on HDL. ...Read more

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What cause bp?

What cause bp?

BP definition.: The blood pressure is the resistance to blood flow through the body. The higher number is the resistance when the heart pumps, and the lower number is the resistance when the heart relaxes and fills. High BP can lead to problems with the heart, kidneys, eyes, blood vessels and brain. 95% of the time, there's no one specific cause perhaps other than genetics. ...Read more

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I like be fat?

I like be fat?

That's nice.: The picture of shown next to the name hawzhen, seems to be one of a thin, young female. So, the question is: what does your question mean? Are you thin and would like to be fat (rare)? Do you perceive yourself as too thin and would like to gain weight? 18 years old, typically the time young people start college, or perhaps leave home for another reason, is common age for eating disorders..... ...Read more

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How to be fit?

How to be fit?

Well: See a doctor or do a Healthtap visit to see if your healthy enough to exercise. In general eat 5 portions of fresh raw fruit and raw or steamed vegetables daily. Exercise 45 minutes five days a week and follow portion control and you're dieting. Recommend you Google DASH diet and follow this ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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Yutopar (Definition)

Yutopar is a labor stopping agent which is a kind of women's ...Read more


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