Brand Names : Pitocin, Syntocinon
- Antihemorrhagic, postabortion uterine bleeding
- Antihemorrhagic, postpartum uterine bleeding
- Diagnostic aid, placental reserve
- Diagnostic aid, utero-placental insufficiency
- Lactation stimulant
a hormone used to help start or continue labor and to control bleeding after
delivery. It is also sometimes used to help milk secretion in breast-feeding.
Oxytocin may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
In general, oxytocin should not be used to start labor
unless there are specific medical reasons
. Be sure you have discussed
this with your doctor before receiving this medicine.
Oxytocin is available only with your doctor's prescription, in the following
Solution (U.S. and Canada)
Injection (U.S. and Canada)
Some commonly used brand names are:
In the U.S. -
In Canada -
Generic name product may be available in the U.S.