Oxytocin is a natural hormone that causes the uterus to contract.

Oxytocin is used to induce labor or strengthen labor contractions during childbirth, and to control bleeding after childbirth. Oxytocin is also used to stimulate uterine contractions in a woman with an incomplete or threatened miscarriage.

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  • Pitocin
  • Rare
    Confusion
    convulsions (seizures)
    difficulty in breathing
    dizziness
    fast or irregular heartbeat
    headache (continuing or severe)
    hives
    pelvic or abdominal pain (severe)
    skin rash or itching
    vaginal bleeding (increased or continuing)
    weakness
    weight gain (rapid)
    Incidence not known
    Abdominal pain or cramping
    blood clotting problem that causes prolonged bleeding
    chest pain or discomfort
    cough
    difficulty swallowing
    extra heartbeats
    fainting
    lightheadedness
    pounding or rapid pulse
    puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
    severe bleeding after giving birth
    shortness of breath
    tightness in the chest
    unusual tiredness or weakness
    wheezing
    If any of the following symptoms of overdose occur while taking oxytocin, get emergency help immediately:

    Symptoms of overdose
    Restlessness
    shakiness
    sleepiness
    slow to respond
    slurred speech
    unconsciousness
    Some oxytocin side effects may not need any medical attention. As your body gets used to the medicine these side effects may disappear. Your health care professional may be able to help you prevent or reduce these side effects, but do check with them if any of the following side effects continue, or if you are concerned about them:

    Rare
    Nausea
    vomiting
  • (oxytocin) injection