Foetocin Injection

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Foetocin Information

Foetocin is a commercial drug that is prescribed in the form of Injection. Primarily, it is used for the treatment of Labor and Delivery Complications. Foetocin also has some secondary and off-label uses. These are listed below.

The optimal dosage of Foetocin is largely dependent on the individual's body weight, medical history, gender and age. Besides the medical condition it is advised for, the route of administration also plays an important role in determining the correct drug dosage. Detailed information has been provided in the dosage section.

Apart from the aforementioned side effects, Foetocin can also lead to other problems, which have been listed below. Such side effects of Foetocin normally do not last long and go away once the treatment is completed. If, however, they worsen or do not go away, please speak with your physician.

Foetocin's effect during pregnancy is Mild and Safe while nursing. In addition, Foetocin's effects on the liver, heart and kidney are discussed below in the Foetocin related warnings section.

Individuals suffering from medical conditions like Cervical Cancer must refrain from the use of Foetocin since this can cause severe adverse effects. Other contraindications of Foetocin have been discussed in the sections ahead.

Drug reaction of Foetocin with other medicines has been reported. A complete list of these interactions is given below.

In addition to the above precautions for Foetocin, it is important to know that it is not safe while driving, and is not habit-forming.

Foetocin Benefits & Uses

Foetocin is used to treat the following -

Other Benefits

Foetocin 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

Foetocin Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Foetocin safe for pregnant women?

    Foetocin has mild to no side effects in pregnant women.

  • Is the use of Foetocin safe during breastfeeding?

    Foetocin is completely safe for breastfeeding women.

  • What is the effect of Foetocin on the Kidneys?

    Foetocin does not damage the kidneys.

  • What is the effect of Foetocin on the Liver?

    Side effects of Foetocin rarely affect the liver.

  • What is the effect of Foetocin on the Heart?

    Very few cases of side effects of Foetocin on the heart have been reported.


Severe Interaction of Foetocin with Other Drugs

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



Foetocin Contraindications

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

Frequently asked Questions about Foetocin

  • Is this Foetocin habit forming or addictive?

    Foetocin is not addictive in nature.

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

    After taking Foetocin, you should not drive or work on any heavy machine, as Foetocin can make you drowsy.

  • Is it safe?

    Yes, but consume Foetocin only on doctor's advice.

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

    No, Foetocin is not used to treat mental disorders.


Foetocin Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Foetocin

    There is no information on the effects of taking Foetocin with food, because this topic has not been scientifically researched yet.

  • Interaction between Alcohol and Foetocin

    Due to lack of research, there is no information about the side effects of taking Foetocin with alcohol.


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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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