Pitocin Side Effects

Serious Side Effects

Some side effects of Pitocin are potentially serious and should be reported immediately to your healthcare provider. These include but are not limited to:
 
  • Signs of an allergic reaction, such as:
 
    • An unexplained rash
    • Hives
    • Itching
    • Unexplained swelling, especially of the mouth, lips, or throat
    • Wheezing
    • Difficulty breathing or swallowing
 
  • A sudden, severe headache
  • Vision problems
  • Confusion
  • Extreme vaginal bleeding
  • Shortness of breath
  • Severe anxiety
  • A fluttering, pounding, or otherwise abnormal heartbeat
  • Abnormally strong or frequent uterine contractions
  • Seizure
  • Loss of consciousness.
 

Final Thoughts

You may experience some or none of the Pitocin side effects listed in this article. Unfortunately, there is no way for your healthcare provider to know beforehand if you will have problems with a medicine that you have never tried.
 
Therefore, make sure to let your healthcare provider know if you develop any side effects while receiving Pitocin or if something "just does not seem right." While it may not be related to the medication, your healthcare provider will be able to diagnose and treat the problem.
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