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    ...questions like this:

    Choice of tocolytic for 28 week preterm labor. Narrowed down to mag or ritodrine. The explanation for why mag and not ritodrine:

    "Mag is now the DOC for tocolysis because of fewed s/e. However it is not FDA approved for this, but is useful in the presence of contraindication to beta-2 agonists (which the px doesnt have). Among tocolytics, ritodrine is the only FDA-approved agent for management of tocolysis."

    So, the answer is the drug that is not FDA-approved for this use? I guess my main ??? is what is your choice for first line tocolytic in uncomplicated pregnancy (i.e. no diabetes, HTN).
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