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Carbetocin Versus Oxytocin and Hemodynamic Effects

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Leiv Arne Rosseland, Oslo University Hospital Identifier:
First received: September 15, 2009
Last updated: April 4, 2014
Last verified: April 2014
A randomized double-blind trial of oxytocin 5 u, carbetocin 100 µg and placebo with hemodynamic response as a primary outcome measure.

Condition Intervention Phase
Effects of; Anesthesia, in Pregnancy
Drug: carbetocin 100 µg
Drug: oxytocin 5 u
Drug: placebo (NaCl)
Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Hemodynamic Effects of Carbetocin 100 µg, Oxytocin 5 U or Placebo After Cesarean Delivery Under Spinal Anesthesia in Healthy Pregnant Women.

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Further study details as provided by Oslo University Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Cardiac Output [ Time Frame: 2.5 minutes ]
    The relative change in CO from baseline at the time of delivery up to 2.5 minutes post delivery.

  • Arterial Blood Pressure [ Time Frame: 2.5 min ]
    The mean change in SAP compared with baseline at the time of delivery up to 2.5 minutes post delivery.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Bleeding [ Time Frame: 120 minutes ]
    The calculated estimated blood loss from delivery until 2 h after intervention

Enrollment: 76
Study Start Date: November 2009
Study Completion Date: October 2011
Primary Completion Date: August 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: carbetocin 100 µg
Carbetocin injection, 100µg, single injection
Drug: carbetocin 100 µg
Hemodynamic effect of
Other Name: Pabal, injection
Active Comparator: oxytocin 5 u
Oxytocin 5U, injection, single injection
Drug: oxytocin 5 u
Hemodynamic effect of
Other Name: Syntocinon, injection
Placebo Comparator: placebo (NaCl)
Saline single injection
Drug: placebo (NaCl)
Hemodynamic effect of
Other Name: Saline, injection

Detailed Description:
Healthy pregnant women sheduled for elective cesarean section. Invasive hemodynmaic monitoring with LiDCO Plus.

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 50 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Healthy pregnant women for planned cesarean section

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Bleeding disorders
  • Placenta disorders
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00977769

Division of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, Oslo University Hospital - Rikshospitalet
Oslo, Norway, 0027
Division of Anesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine
Oslo, Norway, 0027
Sponsors and Collaborators
Oslo University Hospital
Principal Investigator: Leiv Arne Rosseland, MD PhD Oslo University Hospital
  More Information

Responsible Party: Leiv Arne Rosseland, Professor, Oslo University Hospital Identifier: NCT00977769     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2009carb
Study First Received: September 15, 2009
Results First Received: April 24, 2013
Last Updated: April 4, 2014

Keywords provided by Oslo University Hospital:
cesarean delivery
blood pressure
cardiac output

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Reproductive Control Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs processed this record on April 28, 2017