The tocolytic action of the oxytocin receptors antagonist-Atosiban

Sifakis S, Thanasas J, Koumantakis G, Augoustinakis E

In the treatment of preterm labor a variety of tocolytic agents have been used, including β-adrenergic agonists, magnesium sulphate, non-steroids antiinflammatory drugs, Ca++ blocking channels, and progesterone. β2-agonists have been widely used as the first-line tocolytic treatment for preterm labor for many years. They reduce the probability of onset of the labor within 48 hours …