Pitocin

Side Effects of Pitocin

Just like any medicine, Pitocin may cause side effects. However, not everyone who receives the drug will experience problems. In fact, most women tolerate it quite well.
 
If reactions do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
 
Common side effects of Pitocin include but are not limited to:
 
  • Excessive bleeding
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Heart rhythm problems (arrhythmia).
 
(Click Pitocin Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
 

Drug Interactions

Pitocin may react with a couple of other medicines (see Pitocin Drug Interactions).
 

Important Information for Your Healthcare Provider

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to receiving this medication if you have:
 
 
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you plan to breastfeed (see Pitocin and Breastfeeding).
 
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
 
(Click Pitocin Warnings and Precautions to learn more, including information on who should not receive the drug.)
 
Pregnancy and Pain

Pitocin Drug Information

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