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Pitocin

Pitocin Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose

What happens if I miss a dose (Pitocin)?

Since the medication will be administered by a healthcare provider, missing a dose should not occur.

What happens if I overdose (Pitocin)?

If an overdose of oxytocin is suspected, seek emergency medical attention or contact your healthcare provider immediately.

Oxytocin should be administered in a clinical setting where a healthcare provider can monitor uterine contractions and other vital signs (blood pressure, heart rates) and where an emergency situation can be handled immediately.

What should I avoid while using oxytocin (Pitocin)?

Tell your doctor if you drink alcohol or caffeine drinks regularly, if you are a smoker or if you use illegal drugs. These factors can affect the way oxytocin works in your body.

What other drugs will affect oxytocin (Pitocin)?

Other drugs can interact with oxytocin resulting in dangerous side effects and/or decreased effectiveness. Do not take any other prescription or over-the-counter medicines, including vitamins, minerals, and herbal products, without first talking to your doctor during treatment with oxytocin.

Where can I get more information?

Your pharmacist has additional information about oxytocin written for health professionals that you may read.


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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