Oxytocin

Oxytocin induces labor and stops bleeding after childbirth. Follow your doctor's instructions about any restrictions on food, beverages, or activity.

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Uses of Oxytocin

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Oxytocin is used in the treatment of:

  • Postpartum Hemorrhage

This medication may be prescribed for other uses. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Oxytocin Brand Names

Oxytocin may be found in some form under the following brand names:

Oxytocin Drug Class

Oxytocin is part of the drug class:

Oxytocin Interactions

This is not a complete list of Oxytocindrug interactions. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Oxytocin and Pregnancy

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.

The FDA categorizes medications based on safety for use during pregnancy. Five categories - A, B, C, D, and X, are used to classify the possible risks to an unborn baby when a medication is taken during pregnancy.

Oxytocin falls into category X:

It has been shown that women taking Oxytocin during pregnancy may have babies with problems. There are no situations where the benefits of the medication for the mother outweigh the risks of harm to the baby. These medicines should never be used by pregnant women.

Oxytocin Dosage

Take oxytocin exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully.

The Oxytocin dose your doctor recommends will be based on the following (use any or all that apply):

  • the condition being treated
  • other medical conditions you have
  • other medications you are taking
  • how you respond to this medication
  • your weight
  • your height
  • your age
  • your gender

Oxytocin is available in the following doses:

  • Oxytocin 10 Units/1000 Ml-0.9% Injectable Solution
  • Oxytocin 10 Units/1000 Ml-d5% Injectable Solution
  • Oxytocin 10 Units/1000 Ml-d5% With 0.45% Nacl Injectable Solution
  • Oxytocin 10 Units/1000 Ml-d5%lr Injectable Solution
  • Oxytocin 10 Units/1000 Ml-lr Injectable Solution
  • Oxytocin 10 Units/500 Ml-0.9% Injectable Solution
  • Oxytocin 10 Units/500 Ml-5% Injectable Solution
  • Oxytocin 10 Units/500 Ml-d5%lr Injectable Solution
  • Oxytocin 10 Units/500 Ml-lr Injectable Solution
  • Oxytocin 10 Units/ml Injectable Solution
  • Oxytocin 15 Units/250 Ml-d5% Injectable Solution
  • Oxytocin 15 Units/250 Ml-d5% With 0.225% Nacl Injectable Solution
  • Oxytocin 15 Units/250 Ml-lr Injectable Solution
  • Oxytocin 15 Units/250 Ml-nacl 0.9% Injectable Solution
  • Oxytocin 20 Units/1000 Ml-0.9% Injectable Solution
  • Oxytocin 20 Units/1000 Ml-d5% Injectable Solution
  • Oxytocin 20 Units/1000 Ml-d5% With 0.45% Nacl Injectable Solution
  • Oxytocin 20 Units/1000 Ml-d5% With 0.9% Nacl Injectable Solution
  • Oxytocin 20 Units/1000 Ml-d5%lr Injectable Solution
  • Oxytocin 20 Units/1000 Ml-lr Injectable Solution
  • Oxytocin 20 Units/500 Ml-0.9% Injectable Solution
  • Oxytocin 20 Units/500 Ml-5% Injectable Solution
  • Oxytocin 20 Units/500 Ml-d5%lr Injectable Solution
  • Oxytocin 20 Units/500 Ml-lr Injectable Solution
  • Oxytocin 30 Units/1000 Ml-0.9% Injectable Solution
  • Oxytocin 30 Units/1000 Ml-d5% Injectable Solution
  • Oxytocin 30 Units/1000 Ml-d5% With 0.45% Nacl Injectable Solution
  • Oxytocin 30 Units/1000 Ml-d5%lr Injectable Solution
  • Oxytocin 30 Units/1000 Ml-lr Injectable Solution
  • Oxytocin 30 Units/500 Ml-0.9% Injectable Solution
  • Oxytocin 30 Units/500 Ml-5% Injectable Solution
  • Oxytocin 30 Units/500 Ml-d5% With 0.9% Nacl Injectable Solution
  • Oxytocin 30 Units/500 Ml-d5%lr Injectable Solution
  • Oxytocin 30 Units/500 Ml-lr Injectable Solution
  • Oxytocin 40 Units/1000 Ml-0.9% Injectable Solution
  • Oxytocin 40 Units/1000 Ml-d5% Injectable Solution
  • Oxytocin 40 Units/1000 Ml-lr Injectable Solution
  • Oxytocin 40 Units/500 Ml-0.9% Injectable Solution
  • Oxytocin 40 Units/500 Ml-5% Injectable Solution
  • Oxytocin 40 Units/500 Ml-d5%lr Injectable Solution
  • Oxytocin 5 Units/500 Ml-lr Injectable Solution
  • Oxytocin 60 Units/1000 Ml-nacl 0.9% Injectable Solution
  • Oxytocin Compounding Powder

Forms of Medication

Oxytocin is available in the following forms:

  • Injectable Solution