Syntocinon Injection (Oxytocin) is used to increase the contraction of the uterus which helps to induce labor in pregnant women. It may also be used right after delivery to prevent or treat excessive bleeding. Syntocinon is a man=made chemical that is similar to a natural hormone called oxytocin. This medication only used when there is a medical condition that prevents women from going into labor naturally. Oxytocin belongs to the class of medications called oxytocic hormones. It works by stimulating uterine contractions. Syntocinon is injected into a muscle or given as an infusion into a vein.
We currently offer the generic Syntocinon Injection from Canada. The brand version is not available.
Seek emergency medical help if you have any signs of an allergic reaction to this medication. The common side effects of Syntocinon Injection may include headache, nausea, uterine contractions and vomiting.
Contact your doctor immediately if any of these serious side effects occur:
• Blurred vision;
• Excessive bleeding long after childbirth;
• Fast, slow or uneven heart rate;
• Feeling unsteady;
• Pounding in your neck or ears;
• Severe headache or weakness
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please call your doctor if you have any further concerns or questions.
You should not be treated with Syntocinon injection if you are allergic to Oxytocin. Prior to taking this medication, tell your doctors about your medical history and if you have ever had:
• A difficult labor;
• A severe uterus infection;
• Cervical cancer;
• Cervix or uterus surgery;
• Genital herpes;
• Heart problems;
• High blood pressure
Tell your doctor about all the medications you take including prescription, nonprescription, herbal products, and vitamins. There may be a drug interaction between Syntocinon Injection and other medications. Consult your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
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