Oxytocin is routinely administered during the third stage of labor for prophylaxis against postpartum hemorrhage, a leading cause of morbidity and mortality. If the uterus does not adequately contract in response to oxytocin administration, other drugs can be used. Second-line uterotonics include methylergonovine maleate, carboprost, and misoprostol. Which drugs are actually used? Dr. Brian T. […]