PITOCIN INJECTION 0.5ML

Manufacturer : PFI-PFIZER LIMITED
Composition : OXYTOCIN-5UNITS
Dose Form : INJECTION
Description : PITOCIN 0.5ML INJ
Route Of Administration : PARENTERAL
Pack : 1
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PIT0011
₹18.23
Manufacturer : PFI-PFIZER LIMITED
Composition : OXYTOCIN-5UNITS
Dose Form : INJECTION
Description : PITOCIN 0.5ML INJ
Route Of Administration : PARENTERAL
Pack : 1

Drug Ingredient Information

OXYTOCIN-5UNITS

OXYTOCIN

Information for patients
Drug Information Oxytocin belongs to a group of medicines called oxytocics. This means it makes the muscles of the uterus (womb) contract. Oxytocin is used: • to start or help contractions during childbirth (labour) • to help in the management of a miscarriage • to prevent and control bleeding after delivery of your baby • during a caesarean section.
Drug Alert
Alert
Before Consuming the Medicine
Avoid Drug • if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to oxytocin or any of the ingredients of Oxytocin (see Section 6 Further information) • if your doctor thinks that to start or increase contractions of the womb would be unsuitable for you, for example: - where contractions of the womb are unusually strong - where there are obstructions that may prevent delivery - where labour or vaginal delivery is not advisable - where your baby may be short of oxygen. If any of the above applies to you, or if you are not sure, speak to your doctor or midwife before you receive Oxytocin.
Drug Special Care Before you receive Oxytocin tell your doctor or midwife if: • you have had a previous caesarean section • you have been given any other medicines to induce labour (e.g. prostaglandins) in the past 6 hours • you are more than 35 years old • you have raised blood pressure or heart problems • your womb was contracting strongly but has now begun to contract less strongly • you have been told by a doctor or midwife that normal delivery may be difficult for you due to the small size of your pelvis. Oxytocin should not be used for prolonged periods if: • your contractions do not increase with the treatment • you have a condition known as severe pre-eclamptic toxaemia (high blood pressure, protein in the urine and swelling) • you have severe problems with your heart or blood circulation. If any of the above applies to you, or if you are not sure, speak to your doctor or midwife before you receive Oxytocin.
Drug Drug Interactions Tell your doctor or midwife if you are taking or have recently taken any of the following medicines as they may interfere with Oxytocin: • prostaglandins (used to start labour or to treat stomach ulcers) as the effects of both drugs may be increased • anaesthetics (used to put you to sleep during surgery) e.g. cyclopropane or halothane, as their use with Oxytocin may cause problems with your heartbeat • epidural (used for pain relief during labour). Please tell your doctor or midwife if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription.
Drug Pregnancy Interaction Oxytocin can start labour - it should only be used in pregnancy under medical supervision. Oxytocin will not harm your newborn baby when breast-feeding.
Drug Breast feeding Interaction Oxytocin can start labour - it should only be used in pregnancy under medical supervision. Oxytocin will not harm your newborn baby when breast-feeding.
Drug Machinery Interaction Taking Oxytocin can start labour. Women with contractions should not drive or use machines.
Drug More Information You may be told to keep the amount of fluids you drink to a minimum.
How to take the Medicine
Consumption Info
Drug quanitty To start or help contractions during labour The rate of infusion will start at 2 to 8 drops per minute. This may be gradually increased to a maximum rate of 40 drops per minute. The infusion rate can often be reduced once the contractions reach an adequate level, about 3-4 contractions every 10 minutes. Your contractions and your baby’s heart rate will be carefully monitored while you are receiving Oxytocin. If your contractions do not reach the adequate level after 5 IU the attempt to start labour should be stopped and then repeated the following day. Caesarean section The dose is 5 IU by slow injection into a vein immediately after delivery of your baby. Prevention of bleeding after delivery The dose is 5 IU slowly injected into a vein after delivery of the placenta. Treatment of bleeding after delivery The dose is 5 IU slowly injected into a vein. In some cases this may be followed by a drip containing 5 to 20 IU of oxytocin. Miscarriage The dose is 5 IU slowly injected into a vein. In some cases this may be followed by a drip at 40 to 80 drops per minute.
Drug Dose Your doctor or midwife will decide when and how to treat you with Oxytocin. Oxytocin is usually diluted before use and given as an intravenous infusion (drip) into one of your veins. The usual dose is different in the following circumstances:
Excess Drug Consumption As this medicine is given to you in hospital, it is very unlikely that you will receive an overdose. If anyone accidentally receives this medicine, tell the hospital accident and emergency department or a doctor immediately. Show any left over medicines or the empty packet to the doctor. An overdose of Oxytocin could cause: • very strong contractions of your womb • damage to your womb which could include tearing • the placenta to come away from your womb • amniotic fluid (the fluid around the baby) to enter your bloodstream • harm to your baby.
Forgot Drug Consumption As a doctor or midwife is giving you this medicine, you are unlikely to miss a dose. If you have any worries, tell a doctor or midwife. If you have any further questions on the use of this product, ask your doctor or midwife.
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Possible Side Effects
General Information
Common Drug Side Effects • feeling or being sick • headache • fast or slow heartbeat • haemorrhage (bleeding).
Rare Drug Side Effects • skin rashes • a severe allergic reaction causing dizziness, lightheadedness, feeling faint or difficulty in breathing • a blood clot following the birth of your baby.
Very Rare Drug Side Effects • an irregular heartbeat.
Drug Side Effects Symptoms • headache • anorexia (loss of appetite) • feeling or being sick • stomach pain • sluggishness • drowsiness • unconsciousness • low levels of certain chemicals in the blood (e.g. sodium or potassium) • fits. Rapid injection into a vein may cause a sudden but short-lasting drop in blood pressure (feeling faint or lightheaded) accompanied by reddening of the skin and a fast heartbeat. Some patients may experience spasm of the muscles of the womb at what would normally be considered low doses. An overdose may cause very strong contractions of the womb, tearing of the womb, tissue damage. This could result in distress, suffocation or death of the baby. If any of the side effects gets worse, or if you notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor or midwife.
How to Store the Medicine
How to Store the Medicine Keep out of the reach and sight of children. The hospital pharmacy will store this medicine in a refrigerator between 2º to 8°C and make sure that it is not used after the expiry date on the pack. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month. Oxytocin may be stored at temperatures of up to 30°C for 3 months, but must then be discarded. If your doctor decides to stop your treatment, return any unused medicine to the pharmacist. Only keep it if your doctor tells you to. Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist on how to dispose of medicines no longer required. These measures will help protect the environment.

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