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ritodrine

 [rit´oh-drēn]
a β2-adrenergic receptor agonist used in the form of the hydrochloride salt as a smooth muscle (uterine muscle) relaxant to decrease uterine activity and delay uncomplicated premature labor.

ritodrine

Yutopar® Obstetrics An epinephrine-like β-adrenergic agonist that acts on β2-adrenoreceptors to relax smooth muscle in arterioles, bronchi, uterus. See Tocolytic.

ritodrine

A drug that relaxes the muscles of the womb and is used to prevent the onset of premature labour. A brand name is Yutopar.
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Drugs used for tocolysis include nifedipine, isoxsuprine, MgSo4, ritodrine, terbutaline and indomethacin.
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Ritodrine hydrochloride, a drug that has been used to suppress preterm uterine contractures, has also been reported to induce IH [11].
Prophylactic intravenous ritodrine hydrochloride or magnesium sulphate was administered for tocolysis during postoperative care.
At 21 weeks and 5 days of gestation, she was admitted to our hospital with a high risk of spontaneous abortion and was put on intravenous ritodrine. This successfully prevented a miscarriage.
Nifedipine versus Ritodrine for suppression of Preterm Labor and Analysis of side effects.
In clinical researches performed to investigate the activity between beta adrenergic agonists as tocolytic agents, it was found that IP is more active compared to ritodrine and isoproterenol.11 However, its lack of activity towards specific b2-receptors causes major side effects characterised by tachycardia and hypotension in human obstetrics.
Effectiveness and safety of ritodrine hydrochloride for the treatment of preterm labour: a systematic review.
The beta-adrenergic agent ritodrine hydrochloride is commonly used for the treatment of preterm labor in Japan.
Although ritodrine was approved as tocolytic therapy by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), it has since been removed from the US market.
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