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    Information about Ritodrine

    Ritodrine uses

    Ritodrine is used in premature labor.

    How ritodrine works

    It eases the contraction of the uterus and helps relaxing it, thereby preventing premature delivery.

    Common side effects of ritodrine

    Tachycardia, Palpitations, Tremor, Chest discomfort, Breathlessness, Increased glucose level in blood, Increased Fetal Heart Rate
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    Dr. Anuj Saini
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    MD (Pharmacology), MBBS
    Last updated on:
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    Expert advice for Ritodrine

    • Ritodrine is used in the management of premature labour.
    • Avoid over-hydration while taking this medicine.
    • Regularly monitor your blood pressure and pulse rate while on treatment with this medicine.
    • Inform your doctor if you suffer from high blood pressure, diabetes, or thyroid disorders.
    • Inform your doctor immediately if your contractions begin again or your water breaks.

    Frequently asked questions for Ritodrine


    Q. What is Ritodrine and what is it used for?

    Ritodrine belongs to the class of uterine relaxants. It is used in the treatment of premature labor, a condition which occurs when the uterus starts contracting earlier than usual.

    Q. How and in what dose should I take Ritodrine?

    Take this medicine, as per the advice of your doctor. The dose and duration depend on your exact medical condition. However take it at the same time of each day, to help you remember it.

    Q. What if I forget to take Ritodrine?

    If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and follow your usual dosing schedule. Do not take the double dose, to make up for a forgotten one.

    Q. What precautions do I need to take while taking Ritodrine?

    You should consult your doctor, immediately if your contractions begin again or your water breaks.

    Q. What are the possible side effects of using Ritodrine?

    The common side effects associated with Ritodrine, are blurred vision, chest pain or tightness, fast or irregular heart beat (only with injection), dizziness or lightheadedness, drowsiness, dry mouth, nausea, and stomach pain. If any of these side effects bother you, consult with your doctor.

    Content on this page was last updated on 23 August, 2019, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)