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Genox 5IU Injection

Prescription Required
SALT COMPOSITION
Storage
Store in a refrigerator (2 - 8°C). Do not freeze.

Introduction

Genox 5IU Injection is used for the induction of labor. It plays an important role in childbirth as it increases the contraction of the uterus and helps to induce labor in pregnant women. It may also be used to control post-delivery bleeding.

Genox 5IU Injection is only used when there is any medical condition that prevents women to produce labor naturally. This medicine is given as an injection under the supervision of a doctor. Your doctor is the best person to decide how much amount should be given depending upon the condition. Hence, follow your doctor's advice while on treatment with this medicine.

The most side effects of this medicine include vomiting, headache, and nausea.  If these bother you or appear serious, let your doctor know. There may be ways of reducing or preventing them.

Before taking this medicine, let your doctor know if you have ever had surgery of the uterus, or cesarean section or have a history of premature labor. Your doctor should also know about all other medicines you are taking as many of these may make this medicine less effective or change the way it works.

Uses of Genox Injection

Side effects of Genox Injection

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Genox

  • Vomiting
  • Headache
  • Uterine contractions
  • Nausea

How to use Genox Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Genox Injection works

Genox 5IU Injection stimulates the contraction of the uterine muscles during delivery. It also helps to control post-delivery bleeding.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Genox 5IU Injection. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Genox 5IU Injection is safe to use during pregnancy. Most studies have shown low or no risk to the developing baby.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Genox 5IU Injection is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Genox 5IU Injection may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
As Genox 5IU Injection can start labor. Women with contractions should not drive.
Kidney
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Genox 5IU Injection in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
However, cautious use is advised in patients with severe kidney disease.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Genox 5IU Injection in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Genox Injection?

If you miss a dose of Genox 5IU Injection, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
Genox 5IU Injection
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Quick Tips

  • Genox 5IU Injection is a hormone, which is used in induction of labor.
  • It is also used to control post-delivery bleeding.
  • It is given intravenously (into a vein) or intramuscularly (into the muscle) by a doctor or healthcare provider in a hospital or clinic.
  • Genox 5IU Injection may cause temporary uterine contractions for a few days.
  • Before receiving Genox 5IU Injection, you should tell your doctor if you have a history of premature labor, surgery of uterus, or caesarean section.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Oxytocin
Habit Forming
No

Patient Concerns

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I am pregnant.the doctor's date was 06.12.2016.but till now labour pain is not being occured.pls give the proper suggestions
Dr. Sonu Balhara Ahlawat
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Go for induction of labour
Baby is correct position but no pain till now and the due date is 13- feb-2017
Dr. Suman Rao
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Go for induction of labour if you have no pain till 15th
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FAQs

Q. What is Genox 5IU Injection and for what it is used for?

Genox 5IU Injection is an injectable preparation, which contains Oxytocin. Oxytocin is a hormone, produced naturally by the body. As a medicine, it is used to start or improve the contractions during labor (childbirth) process. It may also be used to minimize the bleeding after childbirth.

Q. How and in what dose can it be used?

It is given as an injection, only at the hospital or clinic by the medical healthcare professional. The dose is decided by the doctor, depending on the contraction pattern or the current medical situation of the patient.

Q. Is there any special precaution should I follow?

Your doctor, would take the proper medical history, and evaluate you before giving this medicine. You should tell the detailed medical history to your doctor. Tell to your doctor if you previously had a premature delivery, or c-section, or any other uterine or cervical surgery.

Q. What may be the possible side effects associated with it?

It may cause a headache, nausea, vomiting and increased in blood pressure. You may also feel increased uterine contractions for some time. However, these conditions are very much manageable in hospital settings.

Q. What is Genox 5IU Injection and for what it is used for?

Genox 5IU Injection is a hormone, produced naturally by the body. As a medicine, it is used to start or improve the contractions during labor (childbirth) process. It may also be used to minimize the bleeding after childbirth.

Q. How and in what dose can it be used?

It is given as an injection, only at the hospital or clinic by the medical healthcare professional. The dose is decided by the doctor, depending on the contraction pattern or the current medical situation of the patient.

Q. Is there any special precaution should I follow?

Your doctor, would take the proper medical history, and evaluate you before giving this medicine. You should tell the detailed medical history to your doctor. Tell to your doctor if you previously had a premature delivery, or c-section, or any other uterine or cervical surgery.

Q. What may be the possible side effects associated with its use?

It may cause a headache, nausea, vomiting and increased in blood pressure. You may also feel increased uterine contractions for some time. However, these conditions are very much manageable in hospital settings.

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