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Meritocin Information

Meritocin is a commercial drug that is prescribed in the form of Injection. Labor and Delivery Complications are some of its major therapeutic uses. The alternative uses of Meritocin have also been explained below.

The correct dosage of Meritocin depends on the patient's age, gender, and medical history. Dosage also depends on the route of administration and your chief complaint for which the drug is prescribed. Detailed information has been provided in the dosage section.

While these are the most often observed Meritocin side effects, there are can be others also. These have been listed below. Usually, these side effects of Meritocin go away soon, and do not persist beyond the duration of the treatment. If, however, they worsen or do not go away, please speak with your physician.

Meritocin's effect during pregnancy is Mild and Safe while nursing. It is important to know if Meritocin has any effect on the kidney, liver and heart. Information on such adverse effects, if any, has been given in the Meritocin related warnings section.

Meritocin is not recommended if you suffer from certain medical conditions as it can have adverse effects. Cervical Cancer are examples of such conditions. Some other conditions that can be affected by Meritocin are listed in the contraindications section below.

Drug interactions for Meritocin have been reported in the medical literature. A complete list of these interactions is given below.

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

Meritocin Benefits & Uses

Meritocin is used to treat the following -

Other Benefits

Meritocin 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

Meritocin Side Effects

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

Meritocin Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Meritocin safe for pregnant women?

    Pregnant women can consume [medicine]. Though Meritocin has mild side effects when taken during pregnany

  • Is the use of Meritocin safe during breastfeeding?

    Meritocin does not show any side effects in breastfeeding women.

  • What is the effect of Meritocin on the Kidneys?

    Meritocin is not harmful for kidneys.

  • What is the effect of Meritocin on the Liver?

    Meritocin is rarely harmful for the liver.

  • What is the effect of Meritocin on the Heart?

    Side effects of Meritocin rarely affect the heart.


Severe Interaction of Meritocin with Other Drugs

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



Meritocin Contraindications

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

Frequently asked Questions about Meritocin

  • Is this Meritocin habit forming or addictive?

    Meritocin 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 Meritocin can make you feel drowsy.

  • Is it safe?

    Yes, but take Meritocin only as per medical advice.

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

    Meritocin is unable to treat or cure mental disorders.


Meritocin Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Meritocin

    Information is not available on the interaction of any foods with Meritocin, due to a lack of research on this.

  • Interaction between Alcohol and Meritocin

    Information about the interaction of Meritocin and alcohol is not currently available because this topic has not been researched yet.


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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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