Trade name: Pitocin®
Generic names: Synthetic Oxytocin Injection
Indication and Usage: The FDA approves this drug for patients after miscarriage, during an abortion, inducing or accelerating labor, and postpartum contractions.
Ingredients: Pitocin is a nonapeptide found in pituitary extracts from mammals. It is standardized to contain 10 units of oxytocic hormone/mL and contains 0.5% Chlorobutanol, a chloroform derivative as a preservative, with the pH adjusted with acetic acid. Pitocin may contain up to 16% of total impurities. The hormone is prepared synthetically to avoid possible contamination with vasopressin (ADH) and other small polypeptides with biologic activity.
Manufacturer-listed adverse reactions | Pitocin can cause: Anaphylactic reaction, Postpartum hemorrhage (excessive bleeding), Cardiac arrhythmia (abnormal heart beat), Fatal afibrinogenemia (difficulty blood clotting), Nausea/Vomiting, Premature ventricular contractions, Pelvic hematoma, Subarachnoid hemorrhage (brain bleeding), Hypertensive episodes, Rupture of the uterus, Severe water intoxication with convulsions, Coma, Maternal death, Bradycardia, Permanent CNS or brain damage, Fetal death, Neonatal seizures, Low Apgar scores at five minutes, Neonatal jaundice, Neonatal retinal hemorrhage.
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