Oxytocin Injection may be recommended for obstetrical use in cows, horses, ewes and sows, and to induce milk let-down in cows and sows. Because of the specific action of Oxytocin upon the uterine musculature, it is recommended as an aid to precipitate labor, accelerate normal parturition, for evacuation of postpartum uterine debris, or for postoperative contraction of the uterus. 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. Each mL contains 20 USP units oxytocin. Administer by SQ, IM or IV route. The recommended dosage of Oxytocin for obstetrical use is 5 ml in cows and horses; 1.5-2.5 ml in ewes and sows. The recommended dosage for milk let-down is 0.5-1 ml in cows; 0.25-1 ml in sows. A veterinarian's prescription is required for purchase.
Ingredients: Oxytocin Inj contains 20 USP Units of oxytocin and less than 0.4 units of presser activity per mL. Each mL of sterile solution also contains 0.9% w/v sodium chloride, 0.5% w/v chlorobutanol (as a preservative), with water for injection q.s. and pH adjusted to 3.0 to 5.0 with acetic acid.
Rx: Available direct to customers with valid prescriptions: See service area map
Available to veterinarians: See service area map
Indications: Oxytocin Inj is used as an aid in the management of precipitating labor, to accelerate normal parturition, postpartum evacuation of uterine debris, and postoperative contraction of the uterus following a cesarean section and control of uterine hemorrhage.
Dosage and Administration: Consult your veterinarian.
Storage: Store at controlled room temperature. Do not freeze.
Caution: Do not use in dystocia due to abnormal presentation of the fetus until correction is accomplished.
Shipping: Ships on ice overnight
Restrictions: Not available in: NE, MD, FL.