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What is Syntocinon (Oxytocin) Nasal Spray used for?
Syntocinon (Oxytocin) is a nasal spray prescribed to stimulate contractions or induce labor. The medication is a natural hormone that causes the muscles of the uterus to contract. It may also be useful for preventing or controlling heavy bleeding following delivery. Your physician may also prescribe it for other unlisted conditions, as well.
How should I use Syntocinon (Oxytocin) Nasal Spray?
The correct dosage and frequency of administration while using Syntocinon (Oxytocin) will be determined by your physician based on the condition being treated and the severity of your symptoms. To use the medication, remove the cover and tilt your head backward, put the applicator into your nostril, and inhale gently while operating the pump to dispense one spray. You are recommended to alternate nostrils if more than one dosage is required. Ask your pharmacist or physician any questions you have about using the medication to ensure the correct application.
What are the side effects of Syntocinon (Oxytocin) Nasal Spray?
Side effects associated with the use of Syntocinon (Oxytocin) include:
More serious side effects that may require emergency medical attention are severe headaches, hallucinations, vomiting, confusion, seizures, severe hypertension, irregular heartbeats, or excessive bleeding following delivery. Immediately inform your physician if you experience any symptoms that are intense or worry you to make sure the correct adjustments are made to your treatment to prevent further complications.
Do not use Syntocinon (Oxytocin) if you have unusually intense contractions, if there is an obstruction preventing vaginal delivery, fetal distress, or if a vaginal delivery is not recommended by your physician. It is also important to disclose if you have heart disease, pre-eclampsia, if the womb contractions become weaker, if you are over the age of 35, or if you have previously had a cesarian section. These conditions may require reduced dosages or other adjustments to your treatment.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Syntocinon (Oxytocin). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.