Heat-Stable Sublingual Oxytocin for the Prevention and Treatment of Postpartum Hemorrhage

Part of the Technology Updates series, this fact sheet describes PATH's work to develop an oxytocin sublingual fast-dissolving tablet presentation that dissolves in less than ten seconds in the patient’s mouth without the need for additional water or diluent. Oxytocin in this type of presentation could potentially increase the reach and efficacy of this lifesaving medication to areas lacking access to skilled health workers, refrigeration, or safe injection equipment.

Publication date: May 2014

Heat-Stable Sublingual Oxytocin for the Prevention and Treatment of Postpartum Hemorrhage

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