What is Oxytocin?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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Oxytocin is used for the induction of labor at term; to control of postpartum bleeding; and as an adjunctive therapy in management of abortion.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Fibromyalgia 3 0
Miscarriage 2 1
Anxious mood 1 0
Chiari malformation 1 0
Hyperalgesia 1 0

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 1
Mild 1
None 1

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Oxytocin

Side effect Patients
Anxious mood 1
Lightheadedness 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Oxytocin

Dosage Patients
0.01 units daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Oxytocin

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 3
Course of treatment ended 1
Doctor's advice 1
Other 1
See all 4 patients who've stopped taking Oxytocin

Duration

Currently taking Oxytocin

Duration Patients
2 - 5 years 1

Stopped taking Oxytocin

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 3
1 - 6 months 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 3
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 3
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 2
$25-49 0
< $25 0
Not specified 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Oxytocin.