Were you looking for information about Pitocin? Pitocine is a common misspelling of Pitocin.
By attaching to oxytocin receptors on the wall of the uterus, Pitocin® (oxytocin) can help cause the uterus to contract. This drug is prescribed for many purposes, such as inducing labor, improving uterine contractions, and emptying the uterus for an elective abortion.
Although most women tolerate this medicine well, side effects are possible and may include vomiting, excessive bleeding, and abnormal heart rhythms. You may not be able to use Pitocin if you have certain allergies or if you have had a C-section in the past.
(For more information on this medicine, click Pitocin. This full-length article offers a complete overview of this product, including how it works, specific uses, and general dosing instructions. You can also click any of the links in the box to the right for specific information.)
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