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Zygon Information

Zygon is a commercial drug that is prescribed in the form of Injection. Labor and Delivery Complications are some of its major therapeutic uses. Zygon also has some secondary and off-label uses. These are listed below.

The correct dosage of Zygon depends on the patient's age, gender, and medical history. Individual symptoms and route of administration also determines the right dosage. For detailed information on this, read through the dosage section.

Besides the aforementioned side effects, there are other adverse effects of Zygon as well, which are listed below. Normally, these side effects of Zygon are not long lasting and go away when the treatment is finished. Consult your doctor if these side effects become worse or stay for a longer duration.

It is also important to note that Zygon has a Mild effect for pregnant women and Safe effect on lactating mothers. It is important to know if Zygon has any effect on the kidney, liver and heart. Information on such adverse effects, if any, has been given in the Zygon related warnings section.

Individuals suffering from medical conditions like Cervical Cancer must refrain from the use of Zygon since this can cause severe adverse effects. The section on Zygon contraindications lists all such conditions.

Drug interactions for Zygon have been reported in the medical literature. See below for a complete list.

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

Zygon Benefits & Uses

Zygon is used to treat the following -

Other Benefits

Zygon 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

Zygon Side Effects

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

Zygon Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Zygon safe for pregnant women?

    Zygon rarely shows harmful effects in in pregnant ladies. Even if it does, the effects are mild

  • Is the use of Zygon safe during breastfeeding?

    Zygon does not show any side effects in breastfeeding women.

  • What is the effect of Zygon on the Kidneys?

    Zygon does not damage the kidneys.

  • What is the effect of Zygon on the Liver?

    Side effects of Zygon rarely affect the liver.

  • What is the effect of Zygon on the Heart?

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


Severe Interaction of Zygon with Other Drugs

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



Zygon Contraindications

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

Frequently asked Questions about Zygon

  • Is this Zygon habit forming or addictive?

    Forming a habit of Zygon has not been reported.

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

    No, you should not drive or operate heavy machinery after taking Zygon as you may feel sleepy.

  • Is it safe?

    Yes, but take Zygon only as per medical advice.

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

    There is no benefit of taking Zygon for mental disorders.


Zygon Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Zygon

    Due to the absence of research, it is difficult to say how Zygon and food will interact.

  • Interaction between Alcohol and Zygon

    Due to lack of research, nothing can be said about side effects of consuming alcohol while taking Zygon.


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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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