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Ovotocin Information

Ovotocin, a prescription drug, is manufactured in various forms such as Injection. Labor and Delivery Complications are some of its major therapeutic uses. Secondary and off-label uses of Ovotocin have also been mentioned below.

The optimal dosage of Ovotocin is largely dependent on the individual's body weight, medical history, gender and age. Individual symptoms and route of administration also determines the right dosage. For detailed information on this, read through the dosage section.

Apart from the aforementioned side effects, Ovotocin can also lead to other problems, which have been listed below. Usually, these side effects of Ovotocin go away soon, and do not persist beyond the duration of the treatment. Please speak with your doctor if these side effects worsen or persist for a longer duration.

Ovotocin's effect during pregnancy is Mild and Safe while nursing. Further, the section on Ovotocin related warnings talks about Ovotocin's effects on the liver, heart and kidney.

Ovotocin 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 Ovotocin are listed in the contraindications section below.

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

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

Ovotocin Benefits & Uses

Ovotocin is used to treat the following -

Other Benefits

Ovotocin 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

Ovotocin Side Effects

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

Ovotocin Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Ovotocin safe for pregnant women?

    Ovotocin has little to no side effects in pregnant women.

  • Is the use of Ovotocin safe during breastfeeding?

    Breastfeeding women can safely use Ovotocin.

  • What is the effect of Ovotocin on the Kidneys?

    Ovotocin is not harmful for kidneys.

  • What is the effect of Ovotocin on the Liver?

    Very few cases of side effects of Ovotocin on the liver have been reported.

  • What is the effect of Ovotocin on the Heart?

    Ovotocin has very mild side effects on the heart.


Severe Interaction of Ovotocin with Other Drugs

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



Ovotocin Contraindications

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

Frequently asked Questions about Ovotocin

  • Is this Ovotocin habit forming or addictive?

    Ovotocin is not addictive in nature.

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

    After taking Ovotocin you may feel sleepy. So it is not advised to perform these activities.

  • Is it safe?

    Yes, Ovotocin is safe but you must consult your doctor before taking it.

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

    No, Ovotocin cannot treat any kind of mental disorder.


Ovotocin Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Ovotocin

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

  • Interaction between Alcohol and Ovotocin

    It is difficult to say anything about the effect of Ovotocin and alcohol. No research has been done on this 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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