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Oxytomed Information

Oxytomed is a prescription medicine that is available as a Injection. It is typically used for the treatment of Labor and Delivery Complications. Other than this, Oxytomed has some other therapeutic uses, which have been discussed ahead.

The optimal dosage of Oxytomed is largely dependent on the individual's body weight, medical history, gender and age. Dosage also depends on the route of administration and your chief complaint for which the drug is prescribed. This information has been provided in detail in the dosage section.

While these are the most often observed Oxytomed side effects, there are can be others also. These have been listed below. Normally, these side effects of Oxytomed are not long lasting and go away when the treatment is finished. However, if these continue for a longer time, consult your doctor right away.

Oxytomed's effect during pregnancy is Mild and Safe while nursing. Warnings related to Oxytomed's effects on the liver, heart and kidney, if any, have been listed below.

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

Drug reaction of Oxytomed with other medicines has been reported. See below for a complete list.

Along with the above-mentioned precautions, remember that taking Oxytomed is considered not safe while driving, and is not addictive.

Oxytomed Benefits & Uses

Oxytomed is used to treat the following -

Other Benefits

Oxytomed 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

Oxytomed Side Effects

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

Oxytomed Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Oxytomed safe for pregnant women?

    Pregnant women may get mild side effects from Oxytomed.

  • Is the use of Oxytomed safe during breastfeeding?

    Oxytomed does not show any side effects in breastfeeding women.

  • What is the effect of Oxytomed on the Kidneys?

    There are no side effects of Oxytomed on the kidneys.

  • What is the effect of Oxytomed on the Liver?

    Side effects of Oxytomed rarely affect the liver.

  • What is the effect of Oxytomed on the Heart?

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


Severe Interaction of Oxytomed with Other Drugs

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



Oxytomed Contraindications

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

Frequently asked Questions about Oxytomed

  • Is this Oxytomed habit forming or addictive?

    Oxytomed does not cause addiction.

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

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

  • Is it safe?

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

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

    No, the use of Oxytomed in mental disorders is not effective.


Oxytomed Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Oxytomed

    Due to a lack of research, nothing can be said about the consequences of taking Oxytomed together with food.

  • Interaction between Alcohol and Oxytomed

    Information about the interaction of Oxytomed 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


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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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