INDICATIONS: Because of the specific action of oxytocin upon the uterine musculature, it is recommended as an aid in the management of the following conditions:
- To precipitate labor.
- To accelerate normal parturition.
- Postpartum evacuation of uterine debris.
- Postoperative contraction of the uterus following a cesarean section and control of uterine hemorrhage.
Oxytocin will contract the smooth muscle cells of the mammary gland to induce milk let-down if the udder is in a proper physiological state.