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Drug Composition information
What is Oxytocin for:

This medication is a uterine stimulant, prescribed for the initiation of uterine contractions and induction of labor in women as well as stimulation of contractions in cases where the uterus does not contract enough during labor. It is also used to help abort the fetus in cases of incomplete abortion or miscarriage, and control bleeding after childbirth. It may be used for breast engorgement.

How does Oxytocin work:

Oxytocin causes the uterus to contract.

How should Oxytocin be used:

It is usually administered as an infusion at you doctors office, hospital, or clinic. It is also available as a nasal spray.

Common side effects of Oxytocin :

Irritation where the shot is given. Upset stomach or throwing up.

What do I do if I miss a dose

Generally its given on needed basis.

What precautions should I take when taking Oxytocin :

If you have an allergy to oxytocin or any other part of this drug. Tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs. Make sure to tell about the allergy and what signs you had. This includes telling about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs

When do I need to seek medical help

Signs of a very bad reaction to the drug. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue or gray skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat. Bleeding a lot (soaking 1 pad per hour). A fast heartbeat. Very bad headache. Very bad belly pain. Any rash. Side effect or health problem is not better or you are feeling worse.

Can I take Oxytocin with other medicines:

Sometimes drugs are not safe when you take them with certain other drugs and food. - Taking them together can cause bad side effects. - Be sure to talk to your doctor about all the drugs you take.

Are there any food restrictions

Avoid Alcohol

How do I store Oxytocin :

Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children. - Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.

Pregnancy Category

Category X : Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities andor there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.

Therapeutic Classification

Drugs Acting on the Uterus

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