Antepartum: Induction of labor for medical reasons, e.g. in cases of post-term gestation, premature rupture of the membranes, pregnancy-induced hypertension (pre-eclampsia).
Enhancement of labor in selected cases of uterine inertia.
Also indicated in early stage of pregnancy, as adjunctive therapy for management of incomplete, inevitable or missed abortion.
Postpartum: During caesarean section, but after the delivery of the child.
Prevention and treatment of postpartum uterine atony and hemorrhage.