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Can pitocin (oxytocin) produce a bad reaction?

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Dr. Rakhi Dimino
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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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.
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