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- What is oxytocin-injectable, and how does it work (mechanism of action)?
- What brand names are available for oxytocin-injectable?
- Is oxytocin-injectable available as a generic drug?
- Do I need a prescription for oxytocin-injectable?
- What are the side effects of oxytocin-injectable?
- What is the dosage for oxytocin-injectable?
- Is oxytocin-injectable safe to take if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?
- What else should I know about oxytocin-injectable?
What is oxytocin-injectable, and how does it work (mechanism of action)?
Oxytocin is a protein produced by the pituitary gland of mammals including man. Pitocin is a man-made version of oxytocin used for stimulating contraction of the uterus. Oxytocin works by increasing the concentration of calcium inside muscle cells that control contraction of the uterus. Increased calcium increases contraction of the uterus. The FDA approved oxytocin in November 1980.
What brand names are available for oxytocin-injectable?
Is oxytocin-injectable available as a generic drug?
GENERIC AVAILABLE: Yes
Do I need a prescription for oxytocin-injectable?
What are the side effects of oxytocin-injectable?
Side effects of oxytocin include:
- severe allergic reactions,
- bleeding after child birth,
- abnormal heart beats,
- high blood pressure, and
- rupture of the uterus.
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