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what is the name of the med. they give u to stop contraction?? its a shot they give u in the hip.

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babymama8787

Asked by babymama8787 at 11:49 PM on Aug. 30, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • Hmm... I don't know of this one.
    The one they gave me was Magnesium sulfate through IV.
    I thought all drugs for contractions - stopping them, were pill, IV or suppository... :[
    If you were having preterm labor that was inevitable, like mine was, I did receive once in the hip/ass that was a steroid for the baby's lungs to develop - that was called Betamethasone.
    K_Sawyer

    Answer by K_Sawyer at 11:58 PM on Aug. 30, 2009

  • hmm i took brethine/terbutaline but i took it by mouth every 4-6 hours...not sure if they offer it in a shot form!
    StacyDeAnn

    Answer by StacyDeAnn at 12:09 AM on Aug. 31, 2009

  • the only one I know of getting in the hip is the Rhogam shot - if you're opposite blood types you have to have it.
    hypermamaz

    Answer by hypermamaz at 12:14 AM on Aug. 31, 2009

  • I had a shot of terbutiline a few times in L&D
    Jaydin_Makenna

    Answer by Jaydin_Makenna at 2:02 AM on Aug. 31, 2009

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