Label: OXOJECT- oxytocin injection injection, solution

  • NDC Code(s): 11695-4015-1
  • Packager: Butler Animal Health Supply, LLC D/B/A
  • Category: PRESCRIPTION ANIMAL DRUG LABEL
  • DEA Schedule: None
  • Marketing Status: Abbreviated New Animal Drug Application

Drug Label Information

Updated February 14, 2018

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  • DESCRIPTION

    OXOJECT™

    Oxytocin Injection

    Purified Oxytocic Principle

    (20 USP units per mL)

    HAZARDOUS

    NOT FOR USE IN HUMANS

    KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN

    DESCRIPTION: OXOJECT™ (Oxytocin injection) is a sterile aqueous solution of highly purified oxytocic principle derived by synthesis or obtained from the posterior lobe of the putuitary gland of healthy domestic animals used for food by humans.  OXOJect (Oxytocin injection) contains 20 USP Units of oxytocin and less than 0.4 units of presser activity per mL.  Each mL of sterile solution also contains 0.9% w/v sodium chloride, 0.5% w/v chlorobutanol (as a preservative), with water for injection q.s. and pH adjusted to 3.0 to 5.0 with acetic acid.

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  • MECHANISM OF ACTION

    ACTIONS: Oxytocin acts directly on the smooth musculature of the uterus in all species to induce rythmic contractions, although in some species the uterine cervix does not respond to oxytocin.  The responsiveness of the uterine musculature to oxytocin varies greatly with the stage of the reproductive cycle.  During the early phases of pregnancy the uterus is relatively insensitive to the effects of oxytocin, while in the late phases the sensitivity is markedly increased.  Most authorities attribute this varying response to the varying levels of estrogen and progesterone during the course of pregnancy.  Oxytocin also has been shown to exert a milk ejecting effect, occasionally referred to as the galactogogic effect.  The actual mechanism by which oxytocin stimulates the release of milk from the mammary glands is not known with certainty, but oxytocin injection is presumed to act on certain smooth muscle elements in the gland.

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  • INDICATIONS & USAGE

    INDICATIONS: Because of the specific action of oxytocin upon the uterine musculature, it is recommended as an aid in the management of the following conditions:

    1)  To precipitate labor

    2)  To accelerate normal parturition

    3)  Postpartum evacuation of uterine debris

    4)  Postoperative contraction of the uterus following a cesarean section and control of uterine hemorrhage.

    Oxytocin will contract the smooth muscle cells of the mammary gland to induce milk let-down if the udder is in a proper physiological state.

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  • CONTRAINDICATIONS

    CONTRAINDICATION: Do not use in dystocia due to abnormal presentation of the fetus until correction is accomplished.

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  • PRECAUTIONS

    PRECAUTIONS: Oxytocin is a potent preparation, accordingly, it should be administered with due caution.  For prepartum usage full dilation of the cervix should be accomplished either naturally or through the administration of estrogen prior to oxytocin therapy.

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  • DOSAGE & ADMINISTRATION

    DOSAGE and ADMINISTRATION:

    Obstetrical Use: Inject aseptically by the intravenous, intramuscular or subcutaneous route as follows:

    EWES, SOWS:

    1.5 to 2.5mL........30 to 50 USP Units

    COWS, HORSES:

    5.0mL.................100 USP Units

    These dosages are recommended, and may be repeated as indicated.

    Milk Let-down:

    Inject aseptically by the intravenous, intramuscular or subcutaneous route.

    COWS:

    0.5 to 1.0mL............10 to 20 USP Units

    SOWS:

    0.25 to 1.0mL...........5 to 20 USP Units

    These dosages are recommended and may be repeated as necessary.

    Note:  Oxytocin will not induce milk let-down unless the udder is in the proper physiological state.

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  • GENERAL PRECAUTIONS

    CAUTION:  Federal law restricts this drug to be used by or on the order of a licensed veterinarian.

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  • HOW SUPPLIED

    HOW SUPPLIED: 100 mL multiple dose vials

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  • STORAGE AND HANDLING

    Store at controlled room temperature.

    Protect from freezing.

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  • INGREDIENTS AND APPEARANCE
    OXOJECT 
    oxytocin injection injection, solution
    Product Information
    Product Type PRESCRIPTION ANIMAL DRUG Item Code (Source) NDC:11695-4015
    Route of Administration INTRAVENOUS, INTRAMUSCULAR, SUBCUTANEOUS
    Active Ingredient/Active Moiety
    Ingredient Name Basis of Strength Strength
    Oxytocin (UNII: 1JQS135EYN) (Oxytocin - UNII:1JQS135EYN) Oxytocin 20 [USP'U]  in 100 mL
    Packaging
    # Item Code Package Description Marketing Start Date Marketing End Date
    1 NDC:11695-4015-1 100 mL in 1 VIAL, MULTI-DOSE
    Marketing Information
    Marketing Category Application Number or Monograph Citation Marketing Start Date Marketing End Date
    ANADA ANADA200328 10/15/2009
    Labeler - Butler Animal Health Supply, LLC D/B/A (603750329)
    Registrant - Bimeda, Inc., Division of Cross Vetpharm Group (060492923)
    Establishment
    Name Address ID/FEI Business Operations
    Bimeda-MTC Animal Health, Division of Cross Vetpharm Group 256232216 manufacture
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