Side effect(s) of Oxytocin

Read the side effects of Oxytocin as described in the medical literature. In case of any doubt consult your doctor or pharmacist.
Genitourinary- Rupture of uterus, increased tone of uterine muscle.

Fetus or neonate- Jaundice; abnormal heart rhythm, slow heart beat, brain, brain damage, seizure, eye bleeding, low Apgar score. (Activity, Pulse, Grimace, Appearance, and Respiration).

Mother- Low blood pressure, fast heart rate, nasal irritation, runny nose, tears (following nasal admin); uterine bleeding, violent contractions, increased tone of uterus and spasm, nausea, vomiting.

Heart- Premature ventricular contractions, hypertensive episodes.

Gastrointestinal- Nausea and vomiting.

Metabolic-Nutritional- Water intoxication with convulsion, coma, and death.

Miscellaneous- Severe allergic reactions, absence of fibrinogen in the plasma that could be fatal, blood clot in pelvic region.

Other Precautions : *Risk of water intoxication when used at high doses for prolonged periods.
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