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Oxytocin nasal
OXYTOCIN - NASAL

Important Note

The following information is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacist or other healthcare professional. It should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. Consult your healthcare professional before using this drug.

OXYTOCIN - NASAL

(ox-ee-TOE-sin)

Uses

This medication is used to start or increase breast milk production.

How To Use

Use exactly as prescribed. Do not shake the bottle. Hold your head upright and insert the nosepiece into the nostril. Squeeze bottle while sniffing through the nose. Rinse the nosepiece after each use to prevent contamination. Notify your doctor if you feel this medication is not working

Side Effects

May cause some nasal irritation, runny nose, or tearing of the eyes. If any of these effects persist or worsen, inform your doctor promptly. Tell your doctor immediately if you have any of these unlikely but serious side effects: unusual bleeding, convulsions, contractions, mental disturbances. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions

Tell your doctor your medical history, especially: nasal passage problems, any allergies. Oxytocin must not be used during pregnancy. If you become pregnant or think you may be pregnant, inform your doctor immediately. Oxytocin passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Drug Interactions

Tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription drugs you may use, especially: all nasal medicines. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

Overdose

If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately.

Notes

Do not share this medication with others.

Missed Dose

If you miss a dose, skip the missed dose and do not double the next dose to catch up. Resume your usual dosing schedule.

Storage

Store at room temperature and keep away from moisture and sunlight. Do not freeze.