IV drip infusion
1 u of oxytocin in 1 L 5% dextrose soln delivers approx 1 milliunit/min when infused at a rate of 1.5 drops/min. Induction or stimulation of labor
Physiological oxytocin infusion: 2-5 milliunits/min. Pharmacological oxytocin infusion: Initially 1.53 milliunits/min adjusted gradually until contractions occur every 2-5 min; infusion rate: Max 12 milliunits/min. Oxytocin titration: Initially 1 milliunit/min, then double the rate of flow every 20 min, until contractions last 40-50 sec occurring at intervals of 2-3 min. Doses of oxytocin up to 128 milliunits/min have been used. Missed abortion
10-20 u/500 mL of 5% dextrose soln increasing by 10-20 u/500 mL every hr to a max of 100 u/500 mL if necessary. Infusion rate: 10-30 drops/min.