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Uses of tocolytics and oxytocic drugs?

Uses of tocolytics and oxytocic drugs?

Too ,long to answer: Here please discuss with yoru obgyn as i discuss with any of my pts in coral springs and boca raton who may need these medications during their pregnancy and or labor, the idea is to prevent premature labor rather than have to treat it and oxytocin is very safe if used and monitored , I use it frequently for induction and augmenation of labor and it has prevented many csections. ...Read more

Dr. Sewa Legha
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Tocolytics (Definition)

Tocolytics are medications that stop uterine contractions. The most frequently used are nifedipine, ...Read more


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I'm 19 weeks of gestation with complete placenta previa, can I take Duvadilan as a tocolytics? Provided that I had painless bleeding one week ago.

I'm 19 weeks of gestation with complete placenta previa, can I take Duvadilan as a tocolytics?
Provided that I had painless bleeding one week ago.

Depends: If you are having contractions then it is prudent to take tocolytics. If you are contracting and you have placenta previa, you should be in the hospital. Please see your doctor. ...Read more

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Are there specific harmful effects of tocolytic therapy?

Are there specific harmful effects of tocolytic therapy?

Yes: Tocolytics are drugs that are used to stop preterm labor. Terbutaline when used long-term can cause increased risk of heart attack and stroke in the mother. Magnesium can cause some muscle weakening in both mother and baby but may have a protective effect on the baby's brain. Indocin (indomethacin) can cause decreased amniotic fluid and premature changes in the blood flow through the baby's lungs. ...Read more

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Name the etiologic agents of syphillis?

Name the etiologic agents of syphillis?

Trerponema pallidum: Treponema pallidum is the only cause of syphillis. ...Read more

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Why were erythropoiesis-stimulating agents banned?

From sports: Because using them is cheating. Many are useful in clinical medicine. ...Read more

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Agent orange -- real risk?

Agent orange -- real risk?

Good question: The long-term health effects of the herbicide agent orange are not well-studied or confirmed, but may include certain cancers, including prostate cancer, soft tissue sarcomas, and non-hodgkin’s lymphoma. Although there is no likely association with thyroid nodules and cancer, one study yielded preliminary findings suggestive of a three-fold increased risk of graves' disease. ...Read more

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What are anti-diabetic agents?

What are anti-diabetic agents?

Anti-diabetic: There are no "anti-diabetic" agents. There are drugs that treat diabetes and the type of drug and dosing varies widely form patient to patient. You can find out a lot about diabetes if you go online and look at the material that is easiest to read and understand. ...Read more

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What is a reversal agent for morphine?

What is a reversal agent for morphine?

Naloxone: Naloxone (brand name Narcan) is the emergency medication used to reverse opiate overdose. ...Read more

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What is the causative agent of the flu?

What is the causative agent of the flu?

A Virus: Like the common cold, and many other illnesses, the flu is caused by a virus. Antibiotics will not help with treating a virus and the best defense is inoculation with an anti-flu vaccine. ...Read more

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