|| Pitocin Injection
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What is Pitocin Injection?
Pitocin Injection is a synthetic form of the natural hormone oxytocin that is normally released by the pituitary gland in the brain towards the end of pregnancy. The medication works by stimulating contractions of the uterus and smooth muscle of the womb. It is used to induce or strengthen labor that has already started naturally and stimulate contractions that help push out the placenta and prevent heavy bleeding after childbirth.
How is Pitocin Injection used?
Pitocin Injection should be injected into a large muscle, either in the hip or buttocks unless directed otherwise by a doctor. Contact a doctor for the correct dosage and frequency of treatment as it will depend on the patientís condition and their response to the treatment.
Patientís using Pitocin Injection may encounter unwanted side effects such as:
- Chest pain
- Difficulty breathing
- Irregular heartbeat
- Irritation at injection site
Contact a doctor immediately should side effects persist or worsen.
Pitocin Injection should be stored in a refrigerator at a temperature between 2 and 8 degrees Celsius to prevent early expiration.
Immediately proceed to your nearest emergency department if you suffer an allergic reaction. Symptoms usually associated with such a reaction include difficulty breathing or swallowing, chest tightness, swelling, skin rashes, and hives.
Pitocin Injection is not always suitable for all patients. Always consult your health care provider prior to using this medication if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to conceive, using any other medication (prescription or non-prescription), using any herbal products or supplements, or if you have any allergies or other health problems.
The correct dosage and prescription commonly depend on the patient and the condition being treated. Do not adjust your dosage without the approval of your health care provider. This product is only for use as prescribed and instructed.