Oxytocin

Oxytocin function in females

 

 

Oxytocin tablet is a hormone that is used to induce labor or strengthen uterine contractions, or to control bleeding after childbirth. Oxytocin medicine is also used to stimulate uterine contractions in a woman with an incomplete or threatened miscarriage. Oxytocin medicine may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

Oxytocin is a hormone that plays an important role in the body. It is involved in social bonding, sexual reproduction, and childbirth. It is also involved in the stress response. Oxytocin is released into the bloodstream in response to stress and is also released during social interactions, such as hugging, touching, and sexual activity. Oxytocin has many different effects in the body, including:

  1.  Oxytocin is involved in social bonding. It is released during social interactions, such as hugging, touching, and sexual activity. Oxytocin increases trust and cooperation.
  2. Oxytocin is involved in sexual reproduction. It is released during sexual activity and is necessary for sperm transport and ovulation.
  3. Oxytocin is involved in childbirth. It is released during labor and helps to induce labor. Oxytocin also helps the mother to bond with her newborn baby.
  4. Oxytocin is involved in the stress response. It is released

Warning

You should not be treated with oxytocin if you are allergic to it, tell your doctor if you have ever had:

  • a severe infection in your uterus;
  • a difficult labor because you have a small pelvis
  • genital herpes
  • cervical cancer
  • surgery on your cervix or uterus (including a prior C-section);
  • high blood pressure; or
  • heart problems.

Also tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.

Oxytocin tablet side effects

Tell your Doctor at once if you have:

  • a fast, slow, or uneven heart rate;
  • excessive bleeding long after childbirth;
  • severe headache, blurred vision, pounding in your neck or ears; or
  • confusion, severe weakness, feeling unsteady.

Oxytocin in labour may cause serious or life-threatening side effects in the newborn baby, including:

  • slow heartbeats or other abnormal heart rate;
  • jaundice (a yellow appearance of the baby’s skin);
  • a seizure;
  • eye problems; or
  • problems with breathing, muscle tone, and other signs of health.

Common side effects of Oxytocin may include:

  • nausea, vomiting; or
  • more intense or more frequent contractions (this is an expected effect of oxytocin).

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