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Which medications stop labor from progressing?

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Dr. David Fein
Preventive Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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. David Fein
Dr. David Fein
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Dr. Patrick Weix
These meds are most useful in delaying delivery while trying to use steroids to help fetal lung maturity.
Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Evans Prieston
Dr. Evans Prieston
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