Equivalent Dosages of Prostaglandin and Oxytocin

  • J Scher
  • P Baillie

Abstract

Equivalent doses of oxytocin and prostaglandin F2a required to produce a specific amount of uterine activity in vivo in 6 patients at term, were determined. The ratio of prostaglandin to oxytocin is 3,14 : 1 when potency is compared. For any further studies designed to compare these two drugs to have validity, this ratio must be borne in mind.

S. Afr. Med. J., 48, 767 (1974).

Author Biographies

J Scher
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Groote Sebuur Hospital and University of Cape Town
P Baillie
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Groote Sebuur Hospital and University of Cape Town
Published
2018-02-17
Section
Articles

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eISSN: 0256-95749
print ISSN: 2078-5135