Pitocin Nasal Spray

If a healthcare provider has determined that a woman needs medical assistance in causing or improving uterine contractions, he or she may prescribe Pitocin® (oxytocin). This drug is given as either an injection into a muscle (intramuscular injection) or as a slow injection into a vein (intravenous infusion). Originally, Pitocin came as a nasal spray (Syntocinon®), but the manufacturer removed this product from the market in 1995.
 
There are a number of approved uses for Pitocin, such as inducing labor or emptying the uterus after a woman has had a missed miscarriage (when the baby has died in the womb) or for an elective abortion.
 
Although most women tolerate this drug well, side effects are possible and may include nausea, vomiting, and heart rhythm problems.
 
(Click Pitocin for a more in-depth look at this prescription drug, including how it works, when it is prescribed, and general safety precautions to be aware of.)
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