Tocolytic therapy represents the final obstetric end point in the prevention of premature births. For the past two decades, betamimetic therapy has been the mainstay of tocolytic therapy. Newer agents, indomethacin and nifedipine, offer new hope in the treatment of premature labor. With the introduction of these newer agents, combination drug therapy appears to be on the horizon.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
- Obstetrics and Gynecology