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Drugs that affect uterine function:

  • Tocoloytic
    • aka relaxants
    • suppresses uterine contractoins
    • use: Suppress preterm labor
  • Oxytocic
    • aka stimulants
    • stimulates uterine contractions
    • uses:
      • induction of labor
      • induction of abortion
      • control postpartum bleeding

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Tocolytic Drugs

  • Magneisum Sulfate
  • Nifedipine
  • Terbutaline
  • Indomethacin

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Oxytocic Drug names

  • Oxytocin
  • Ergonovine & methylergonovine
  • Carboprost tromethamine

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Drugs that promote cervical ripening

  • Prostaglandins
  • Drugs:
    • Dinoprostone
    • Misoprostol
  • Used with oxytocin to induce labor

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Drugs that affect labor

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Drugs for Emergency Contraception

  • Regular combination oral contraceptive
    • estrogen (ethinyl estradiol) + progestin (Levoorgestrel)
  • high dose progestin only (Levonorgestrel)
    • Plan B One-Step
    • Plan B
    • Next Choice
  • Ulipristal Acetate

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Drugs for Abortion

  • Mifepristone
  • Prostanglandins
    • misoprostol
    • carboprost
    • dinoprostone

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Mifepristone

  • Synthetic steroid 
  • blocks progesterone and glucocorticoid receptors
  • causes detachment of blastocyte via decreased endometrial blood supply
  • Only indication:
    • termination of early intrauterine pregnancy
  • Coadministered w/ misoprostol
  • 95% effective
  • side effects:
    • abdominal pain
    • abdominal bleeding
  • used in both early and 2nd trimester termination