2022
DOI: 10.1136/dtb.2021.000030
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Is there a role for carbetocin in the prophylaxis of postpartum obstetric haemorrhage?

Abstract: Postpartum haemorrhage is a common complication of pregnancy, most commonly due to uterine atony. Uterotonics have a vital role in preventing postpartum haemorrhage but the choice of the most effective agent with the fewest adverse effects is a subject of debate. Carbetocin, a synthetic analogue of oxytocin has been available in the UK since 2007 but is not currently widely used. It has a longer duration of action than oxytocin, which avoids the need for an infusion and as it is heat-stable it can be stored at… Show more

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