3 doctors weighed in:
Can pitocin (oxytocin) produce a bad reaction?
3 doctors weighed in

Dr. Rakhi Dimino
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Generally safe
Pitocin (oxytocin) 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 (oxytocin) in labor. It is used when the contractions a woman is having on her own are not opening the cervix.

In brief: Generally safe
Pitocin (oxytocin) 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 (oxytocin) in labor. It is used when the contractions a woman is having on her own are not opening the cervix.
Dr. Rakhi Dimino
Dr. Rakhi Dimino
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Jane Van Dis
Board Certified, Obstetrics & Gynecology
14 years in practice
47M people helped
Continue
107,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors