Oxytocin Solution for injection
What is this medicine?
OXYTOCIN (ox i TOE sin) is a man-made form of a natural hormone. It works by causing the uterus to contract. It is used to increase the strength of contractions of the uterus. It can be used during childbirth to speed delivery or after childbirth to control bleeding. It is also used clear the uterus after an incomplete abortion or miscarriage.
What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
any condition where vaginal childbirth is unwanted like cervical cancer, herpes infection, oversized fetal head
dangerous position of the fetus, placenta, or umbilical cord
history of uterine surgery like cesarean section
pregnant many times before
uterus over stimulated
an unusual or allergic reaction to oxytocin, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
pregnant or trying to get pregnant
How should I use this medicine?
This medicine is for infusion into a vein. It is given by a health care professional in a hospital or clinic setting.
NOTE: This medicine is only for you. Do not share this medicine with others.
What if I miss a dose?
This does not apply.
What may interact with this medicine?
Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:
Ephedra, Ma Huang
This medicine may also interact with the following medications:
dinoprostone, prostaglandin E2
medicines for blood pressure
medicines used for sleep during surgery
other medicines to contract the uterus
What should I watch for while using this medicine?
Your condition will be monitored carefully while you are receiving this medicine.
What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
excessive or continuing vaginal bleeding
fast, irregular heartbeat
feeling faint or lightheaded, falls
high blood pressure
unusual bleeding or bruising
unusual swelling, sudden weight gain
nausea and vomiting
Where should I keep my medicine?
This drug is given in a hospital or clinic and will not be stored at home.
March 21, 2017
U.S. FDA-approved Package Insert