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Pitocin Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is oxytocin (Pitocin)?
- What are the possible side effects of oxytocin (Pitocin)?
- What is the most important information I should know about oxytocin (Pitocin)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before receiving oxytocin (Pitocin)?
- How is oxytocin given (Pitocin)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Pitocin)?
- What happens if I overdose (Pitocin)?
- What should I avoid after receiving oxytocin (Pitocin)?
- What other drugs will affect oxytocin (Pitocin)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Pitocin)?
Because you will receive oxytocin in a clinical setting, you are not likely to miss a dose.
What happens if I overdose (Pitocin)?
Since this medication is given by a healthcare professional in a medical setting, an overdose is unlikely to occur.
What should I avoid after receiving oxytocin (Pitocin)?
Follow your doctor's instructions about any restrictions on food, beverages, or activity.
What other drugs will affect oxytocin (Pitocin)?
Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:
- cough or cold medicine that contains a decongestant (pseudoephedrine or phenylephrine);
- medicines that contain caffeine, such as migraine headache medicine; or
- stimulant medications such as drugs to treat ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder), including Adderall, Concerta, Daytrana, Ritalin, Strattera, and others.
This list is not complete. Other drugs may interact with oxytocin, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Not all possible interactions are listed in this medication guide.
Where can I get more information?
Your doctor or pharmacist can provide more information about oxytocin.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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