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Oxytocin is used as a prescription drug under the brand name Pitocin. Under medical supervision, an oxytocin injection is sometimes used to start birth contractions or strengthen them during labor, and it helps reduce bleeding after delivery. Side effects include a rapid heartbeat and unusual bleeding.
If too much oxytocin is delivered too rapidly, it can lead to a rupture of the uterus.
Oxytocin can also be given to make the uterus contract and control bleeding after a delivery or a termination.
It can be used medically to induce a termination or complete a miscarriage.
HelenaMarch 9, 2018 - 5:01pm