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Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
55 doctors shared insights

Pitocin (Overview)

Pitocin is a labor inducer which is a kind of women's health and pregnancy drug.


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What is pitocin nasal spray?

What is pitocin nasal spray?

No longer available: This used to be available but was removed from the US market in 1995. The medication pitocin(oxytocin is the chemical) is used to help induce(initiate) labor in women and can help prevent bleeding after giving birth. There has been some data in the past that suggested intranasal(nose spray) Pitocin decreased stress hormone release in the elderly. ...Read more

Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
55 doctors shared insights

Pitocin (Overview)

Pitocin is a labor inducer which is a kind of women's health and pregnancy drug.


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Can pitocin produce a bad reaction?

Can pitocin produce a bad reaction?

Generally safe: Pitocin can make you contract too much. To prevent this, usually it is started at a low dose and increased slowly until the contractions are close enough together to open the cervix. Not everyone needs Pitocin in labor. It is used when the contractions a woman is having on her own are not opening the cervix. ...Read more

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How do I get pitocin nasal spray prescription if i don't have any conditions needing it? Doctor suggested using it to help climax during sex

How do I get pitocin nasal spray prescription if i don't have any conditions needing it? Doctor suggested using it to help climax during sex

ask prescriber: It is not illegal to prescribe meds for an 'off-label' or non-fda indications but the insurer may not cover it. This sounds like a use similar to viagra, which most insurers won't cover as 'not medically necessary' all prescribed meds should be monitored by prescriber esp hormones like yours. ...Read more

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What percentage of births involve the use of pitocin?

What percentage of  births involve the use of pitocin?

Nearly all use: Some use for induction but nearly all use after delivery to contract uterus. ...Read more

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Can the drug pitocin - used to induce and augment labor cause an overreaction requiring c section?

Can the drug pitocin - used to induce and augment labor cause an overreaction requiring c section?

Pitocin: Pitocin is what your body makes.It helps increase the effectiveness of contractions.Drs can add a pit to assist labor & at proper doses it speeds the process.Babies can grow well during pregnancy with a cord/placenta that in not healthy enough to endure the stress of labor(leading to a distress pattern) nurses can stop added pit but not what u make.Distressed babies need to be delivered asap. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of oxytocin if given to female as buccal pitocin?

What are the side effects of oxytocin if given to female as buccal pitocin?

Who uses buccal pit?: The discussion of the risks and proper use of pitotcin is a long one. Suffice it to say the use of buccal pitotcin to induce/augment labor involves all the usual risks of pitotcin in addition to the fact that buccal pitotcin is absorbed and dispersed in a less controlled fashion than iv. I am curious where and when buccal pitotcin is being used. ...Read more

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Can pitocin produce a bad reaction?

Generally safe: Pitocin can make you contract too much. To prevent this, usually it is started at a low dose and increased slowly until the contractions are close enough together to open the cervix. Not everyone needs Pitocin in labor. It is used when the contractions a woman is having on her own are not opening the cervix. ...Read more

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What percentage of births involve the use of pitocin?

Nearly all use: Some use for induction but nearly all use after delivery to contract uterus. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of oxytocin if given to female as buccal pitocin?

Who uses buccal pit?: The discussion of the risks and proper use of pitotcin is a long one. Suffice it to say the use of buccal pitotcin to induce/augment labor involves all the usual risks of pitotcin in addition to the fact that buccal pitotcin is absorbed and dispersed in a less controlled fashion than iv. I am curious where and when buccal pitotcin is being used. ...Read more

Dr. Kenneth Stoller
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Oxytocin (Definition)

Brings on or strengthens labor contractions during childbirth. Also used to ...Read more