Description of the medicine: Giphotocin (Hyphotocinum)
Synonym: Pituitrin M.
Purified extract of the posterior pituitary gland of cattle and pigs.
Colorless transparent liquid with a slight smell of phenol (preservative); pH 3, 0 - 4, 0.
It has an oxytocic effect; mainly contains oxytocin, compared with pituitrin contains less vasopressin. Activity (uterine>) is expressed in units of action (ED); 1 ml contains 5 units.
They are used in obstetric and gynecological practice with weak labor, a post-term pregnancy, hypotonic uterine bleeding, to normalize uterine involution after childbirth and abortion.
In the first stage of labor, 0.2 - 0.4 ml (1-2 units) is administered intramuscularly every 30 minutes (4-6 times a day); in the second period - up to 1 ml intramuscularly or intravenously dropwise in 500 ml of 5% glucose solution or slowly in 40 ml of 40% glucose solution.
For artificial arousal of labor, hyphotocin is administered 2-4-6 hours after opening the fetal bladder. The total amount of gifotocin administered during childbirth or for the artificial induction of labor, should not exceed 5 - 10 units.
Contraindications: mismatch between the size of the pelvis and the head of the fetus, the presence of scars on the uterus, threatening rupture of the uterus, improper position of the fetus.
Release form: in ampoules on 1 ml (5 PIECES).
Storage: List B. In a cool, dark place.