OXYTOCIN (Nasal) (Spray)
OXYTOCIN (Nasal) (Spray) Drug and Prescription Information
OXYTOCIN (Nasal) (Spray)
OXYTOCIN (Nasal) (Spray) Medication Classification
OXYTOCIN (Into the nose)
OXYTOCIN (Nasal) (Spray) Brandname
OXYTOCIN (Nasal) (Spray) is used for the Treatment
Oxytocin (ox-i-TOE-sin) Helps stimulate the breasts to release milk in women who are breastfeeding.
When To Not Use OXYTOCIN (Nasal) (Spray)
You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to oxytocin, or if you are pregnant.
How Should You Use OXYTOCIN (Nasal) (Spray)
- Your doctor will tell you how much of this medicine to use and how often. Do not use more medicine or use it more often than your doctor tells you to.
- Use this medicine 2 to 3 minutes before you breastfeed or use a breast pump.
- Before using the medicine, gently blow your nose to clear the nostrils.
- It is best to use this medicine while you are sitting up rather than lying down. Hold the bottle upright when you use the spray.
- Another way to use the medicine is to turn the bottle upside down and gently squeeze it until the medicine comes out in drops. Tilt your head back while dropping the medicine into your nostril.
- Never share your medicine with anyone.
Proper OXYTOCIN (Nasal) (Spray) Storage
Store OXYTOCIN (Nasal) (Spray) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep OXYTOCIN (Nasal) (Spray) and all medications out of the reach of children.
What To Avoid While Using OXYTOCIN (Nasal) (Spray)Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
OXYTOCIN (Nasal) (Spray) Warnings
- This medicine is to be used only during the first week of breastfeeding.
- Oxytocin will not make your breasts produce more milk, but will help stimulate the "let-down reflex," which releases the milk from the breasts. Call your doctor if you think the medicine is not causing your breasts to release milk.
- This medicine may cause your breasts to leak milk while you are not nursing. You may wear absorbent nursing pads to keep the milk from staining your clothing. These pads are available at grocery and drug stores.
OXYTOCIN (Nasal) (Spray) Side Effects
Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:
- Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in face or hands, swelling or tingling in the mouth or throat, tightness in chest, trouble breathing
- Unexplained or heavy vaginal bleeding
- Pain or cramps in your pelvic area If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
- Runny, stuffy, or irritated nose