oxytocin, Pitocin (cont.)

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NURSING MOTHERS: Oxytocin may be secreted in breast milk. Mothers should not nurse for at least one day after stopping oxytocin.

SIDE EFFECTS: Side effects of oxytocin include nausea, vomiting, severe allergic reactions, bleeding after child birth, abnormal heart beats, high blood pressure, and rupture of the uterus.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 5/9/2013

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