Were you looking for more information about Oxytocin? Oxitosin is a common misspelling of oxytocin.
A healthcare provider may prescribe oxytocin (Pitocin®) to help cause or stimulate uterine contractions in women who are about to deliver a baby or who just gave birth. This drug can help induce labor, help make uterine contracts more effective, empty the contents of pregnancy for an elective abortion, and several other reasons.
To help ensure a safe treatment process, tell your healthcare provider about any other medical concerns you might have, such as if you had a C-section in the past or have any allergies, as well as any other medications, vitamins, or supplements you are taking. Side effects of this drug may include vomiting, excessive bleeding, and heart rhythm problems.
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