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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.

Drug Name : Oxytocin

Oxytocin(Pitocin) generic 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.
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