It can be used:
- During birth to stimulate contraction of the uterus, if the cervix is already fully dilated
- After birth, in the case of retained placentas, as it causes contraction & shrinkage (involution) of the uterus, therefore helping to dispel the placenta
- After birth to help control bleeding (haemorrhage)
- After birth, to help encourage milk let down in cases of agalactia (no milk let down/production)
Oxytocin-S should be stored in a refrigerator, between 2-8°C.
This product requires a prescription from your vet & will only be dispatched once we receive this prescription.
Legal Category- POM-V
Warnings & Contraindications- Avoid self-injection, if it occurs, seek medical attention. Women should avoid handling the product during pregnancy & lactation.
Pregnancy & Lactation- When Oxytocin-S is used as an aid to parturition, confirmation of cervical dilation must be confirmed before administering it, to prevent the risk of foetal death & possible uterine rupture. Oxytocin-S should not be given for any form of obstructive dystocia. Excessive doses of Oxytocin-S may delay parturition by producing incoordinated uterine contractions which interfere with progression of the foetus.
For further product information please click on the link below. This will take you to the Veterinary medicines directorate (VMD) website where you can search for the product and see the most up to date Summary of product characteristics (SPC).
This item is a prescription medication and cannot be sent until a valid prescription is received.
We send all our prescription medication by a tracked courier service and dispatch only occurs on a Monday to Thursday.
Premium next day delivery is also available for this item but we must receive the order and prescription by 12 noon.
Once you have received a prescription from your vet, you can send it to us via:
Please include your order number on the prescription.
To make the process even easier, please feel free to download a copy of our prescription form, which your vet can complete and sign.
Remember to ask your vet for a repeat prescription if your horse is on long term medication - it will save you time and money.
For more information regarding prescription medication, please view our Prescription Information page.
It is a criminal
offence to tamper with a written prescription. eVetDrug has a zero tolerance
policy for altered or forged prescriptions. We verify the authenticy of all
prescriptions received with the vet who prescribed them. If we receive a
prescription that is invalid, forged or altered, we will immediately cancel the
whole order, de-activate the user account, report the misuse to the Veterinary
Medicine Directorate and charge a reporting fee of £50. A forged prescription
may result in prosecution.