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Syntocinon Information

Syntocinon is a prescription medicine that is available as a Injection. Labor and Delivery Complications are some of its major therapeutic uses. The alternative uses of Syntocinon have also been explained below.

The optimal dosage of Syntocinon 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.

Apart from the aforementioned side effects, Syntocinon can also lead to other problems, which have been listed below. These side effects of Syntocinon are usually temporary and subside with the completion of treatment. Consult your doctor if these side effects become worse or stay for a longer duration.

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

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

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

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

Syntocinon Benefits & Uses

Syntocinon is used to treat the following -

Other Benefits

Syntocinon 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

Syntocinon Side Effects

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

Syntocinon Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Syntocinon safe for pregnant women?

    Syntocinon has little to no side effects in pregnant women.

  • Is the use of Syntocinon safe during breastfeeding?

    Syntocinon is safe for breastfeeding women.

  • What is the effect of Syntocinon on the Kidneys?

    Syntocinon does not damage the kidneys.

  • What is the effect of Syntocinon on the Liver?

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

  • What is the effect of Syntocinon on the Heart?

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


Severe Interaction of Syntocinon with Other Drugs

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



Syntocinon Contraindications

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

Frequently asked Questions about Syntocinon

  • Is this Syntocinon habit forming or addictive?

    Forming a habit of Syntocinon has not been reported.

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

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

  • Is it safe?

    Syntocinon should be used only after doctor's advice.

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

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


Syntocinon Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Syntocinon

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

  • Interaction between Alcohol and Syntocinon

    No research has been done on this till date. Therefore, it is not known what the effect of taking Syntocinon with alcohol will be.


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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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