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Nursing Iii (NUR 1401C) Doculax OB Meds Chart

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OB Meds Chart

University

Valencia College

Course

Nursing III (NUR 1401C)

Cervidil (dinoprostone) AKA
Prostaglandin (in semen)
Cl: Labor Inducers (change
cervix from closed to soften)
Indication: Used to stimulate
contractions of the uterus (6/
hr so less than Pit), thereby
ripening the cervix
Dose: 10mg vaginal
-Used for patients with an
unfavorable cervix; must wait
at least 30 minutes after
removal to start pitocin
-Like a tampon left in place for
12 hours (may take out
sooner)
-Option for 2nd if the client’s
cervix is not ready for Pitocin
initiation (<2cm usually at 2-3
may move to Pit) after
removal
Proven to: Reduce the length
of labor, Decrease the need
for Pitocin during induction
Contraindications
Vag bleeding, previa, *prev c/s
unless HCP oks
Misoprostol (Cytotec);
synthetic PGE
Class: Prostaglandin
Antiulcerants
Indication: Used to stimulate
contractions of the uterus,

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