Zuzana Provazníková, Igor Rusňák, Eva Koričanská
Profuse bleeding after delivery is a cause of morbidity and mortality. In the paper there are stated main causes of postpartal
bleeding origination and possibilities of its prevention. There is also information on particular uterotonics,
which have the main importance in prevention of postpartal bleeding with emphasis on carbetocin, which is an analogue
of human oxytocin. The mechanism of its effect, properties, indications, contraindications, dosage and unfavourable
effects are discussed.