Pre-term labor 0.2-0.3 mg/min IV increasing up to 0.5 mg/min. Continue infusion for up to 24 hr then followed by 10 mg IM 3 hrly. Circulatory disturbances 20 mg 3-4 times daily or 10 mg IV/IA 3 times daily.
May be taken with or without food: May be taken w/ meals, milk or antacids to minimise GI discomfort.
Recent arterial hemorrhage, heart disease, severe anemia, premature detachment of placenta. Childn & neonates.