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Biotocin Information

Biotocin, a prescription drug, is manufactured in various forms such as Injection. Labor and Delivery Complications are some of its major therapeutic uses. Other than this, Biotocin has some other therapeutic uses, which have been discussed ahead.

Medical history of the patient along with age and gender determines the dosage of Biotocin. Individual symptoms and route of administration also determines the right dosage. Refer to the dosage section for a detailed discussion.

Apart from the aforementioned side effects, Biotocin can also lead to other problems, which have been listed below. These side effects of Biotocin are usually temporary and subside with the completion of treatment. If, however, they worsen or do not go away, please speak with your physician.

In addition, Biotocin's effect is Mild during pregnancy and Safe for lactating mothers. Warnings related to Biotocin's effects on the liver, heart and kidney, if any, have been listed below.

Biotocin can cause adverse effects in certain medical conditions. It is strongly recommended to avoid Biotocin in conditions like Cervical Cancer. The section on Biotocin contraindications lists all such conditions.

Besides this, Biotocin may also have severe interaction with some medicines. See below for a complete list.

In addition to these precautions, you may also note that Biotocin is not safe while driving, and is is not addictive in nature.

Biotocin Benefits & Uses

Biotocin is used to treat the following -

Other Benefits

Biotocin Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

Find the right dosage based on disease and age

Age Group Dosage
  • Disease: Post Delivery Bleeding
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: 10 iu
  • Dosage Route: Parenteral
  • Frequency: doctor administered
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: given after delivery of placenta

Biotocin Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Biotocin is used -

Biotocin Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Biotocin safe for pregnant women?

    Biotocin rarely shows harmful effects in in pregnant ladies. Even if it does, the effects are mild

  • Is the use of Biotocin safe during breastfeeding?

    Biotocin is safe for breastfeeding women.

  • What is the effect of Biotocin on the Kidneys?

    Biotocin is not harmful for kidneys.

  • What is the effect of Biotocin on the Liver?

    Side effects of Biotocin rarely affect the liver.

  • What is the effect of Biotocin on the Heart?

    Biotocin may have mild side effects on the heart. Most people will never see any effect on the heart.


Severe Interaction of Biotocin with Other Drugs

Biotocin should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -



Biotocin Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Biotocin unless your doctor advises you to do so -

Frequently asked Questions about Biotocin

  • Is this Biotocin habit forming or addictive?

    Biotocin is not addictive in nature.

  • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

    No, you should do not do anything that requires concentration and attention as the Biotocin can make you feel drowsy.

  • Is it safe?

    Yes, but take Biotocin only as per medical advice.

    Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
  • Is it able to treat mental disorders?

    No, Biotocin is not used to treat mental disorders.


Biotocin Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Biotocin

    There isn't any research available on the side effects of taking Biotocin with food.

  • Interaction between Alcohol and Biotocin

    Due to lack of research, nothing can be said about side effects of consuming alcohol while taking Biotocin.


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This medicine data has been created by -

Vikas Chauhan

B.Pharma, Pharmacy
5 Years of Experience


April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 965-966

KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 329-331

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Pitocin® (Oxytocin)

Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA): Department of Health [Internet]. Governmet of Australia; Package leaflet information for the user; Syntometrine® (oxytocin/Ergometrine Maleate)

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