PRETERM LABOR AND BIRTH part 13

Preterm birth 1

 

What are tocolytics?

Tocolytics are drugs used to delay delivery for a short time (up to 48 haours). They may allow time for corticosteroids or magnesium sulfate to be given or for you to be transferred to a hospital that offers specialized care for preterm infants. In addition to its role in protecting against cerebral palsy, magnesium sulfate also can be used as a tocolytic drug.

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