Preterm labour is onset of labour with intact membranes after 28 weeks but before 37 weeks of gestation. Majority of preterm labour complication occur before 33 weeks. Aim of study is to find out the effect of transdermal nitroglycerine patch on maternal and fetal outcome.
Method: The study was done in department of obstetetrics and gynaecology, in Rajah muthiah medical college and hospital, Chidambaram from November 2016 to October 2018. A prospective randomized study of 80 women of preterm labour was selected after getting consent.
Results: Results of our study with transdermal nitroglycerine patch are equally good with other tocolytic drugs. Maternal and fetal outcome is favourable in patients of preterm labour. Side effect profile was less with transdermal nitroglycerine patch.