Q. What is Pitocin 10IU Injection and for what it is used for?
Pitocin 10IU 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.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 26th Oct 2020. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.