Pitocin (Injection)

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What is the typical dosage to administer for inducing labor and is it referred to as a unit, pint etc...
by Sonya Miller in Exeter California, 06/26/2007

Possible severe side effect of Pitocin?

My Sister has a slight case of cerebral palsey, trouble with her balance, speech problems, most of her weakness is on her left side. She was given pitocin to move her labor along. She was on this drug for many hours with another drug named stadol. Thi...
by Dawn in New York, 11/27/2007

Pitocin (Injection) Drug and Prescription Information

Pitocin (Injection)

Pitocin (Injection) Medication Classification

OXYTOCIN (Injection)

Pitocin (Injection) Brandname


Pitocin (Injection) is used for the Treatment

Oxytocin (ox-i-TOE-sin) Brings on or strengthens labor contractions during childbirth. Also used to control bleeding after childbirth, or to induce an abortion.

When To Not Use Pitocin (Injection)

You should not receive this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to oxytocin, or if you have ever had a ruptured uterus or a previous C-section that left scar tissue in your uterus.

How Should You Use Pitocin (Injection)

Proper Pitocin (Injection) Storage

Store Pitocin (Injection) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Pitocin (Injection) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using Pitocin (Injection)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

Pitocin (Injection) Warnings

  • Make sure your doctor knows about all other medicines you are using.
  • This medicine is generally not used in women who are having multiple births (twins, triplets, etc).

Pitocin (Injection) 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
  • Fast, slow, or irregular heartbeat
  • Extreme thirst, confusion, agitation, weakness, muscle twitching
  • Lightheadedness or fainting
  • Seizure (convulsions)
  • Sudden, severe, and ongoing headache
  • Unusual bleeding or bruising
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Headache
  • Nausea, vomiting

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Pitocin (Injection)

Effectiveness: **

Ease of Use: ****

Overall Satisfaction: ****


Begnazar, Begnazar - 01/12/2014

What a sweetheart! Looks like he just takes it all in whneever he's not sleeping!I love that you're writing the highs and the lows a few months from now it will be really neat for you to re-read what your thoughts and feelings were while he's so fresh and everything is so new!Thanks for sharing! Hope you're feeling better each day, Sarah!(on a side note it took almost 8 weeks for me to fully recover, I mean sit down without wincing, after I had Caleb but only a few days after Logan! There is hope!!)