The role of carbetocin in the prevention and management of postpartum haemorrhage

Int J Obstet Anesth. 2016 Dec:28:61-69. doi: 10.1016/j.ijoa.2016.10.003. Epub 2016 Oct 18.


Carbetocin is a new synthetic analogue of oxytocin. It has a longer half life than oxytocin. This review examines the current evidence for the use of carbetocin as an alternative to oxytocin, as a first-line agent in the pharmacological management of the third stage of labour.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Oxytocics / therapeutic use*
  • Oxytocin / analogs & derivatives*
  • Oxytocin / therapeutic use
  • Postpartum Hemorrhage / prevention & control*


  • Oxytocics
  • Oxytocin
  • carbetocin