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In deciding to use a medicine, the risks of taking the medicine must be weighed against the good it will do. This is a decision you and your doctor will make. For this medicine, the following should be considered:
Tell your doctor if you have ever had any unusual or allergic reaction to this medicine or any other medicines. Also tell your health care professional if you have any other types of allergies, such as to foods, dyes, preservatives, or animals. For non-prescription products, read the label or package ingredients carefully.
No information is available on the relationship of age to the effects of oxytocin in the pediatric population. Safety and efficacy have not been established.
No information is available on the relationship of age to the effects of oxytocin in geriatric patients.
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||Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate studies in pregnant women OR no animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate studies in pregnant women.
Studies suggest that this medication may alter milk production or composition. If an alternative to this medication is not prescribed, you should monitor the infant for side effects and adequate milk intake.
Although certain medicines should not be used together at all, in other cases two different medicines may be used together even if an interaction might occur. In these cases, your doctor may want to change the dose, or other precautions may be necessary. Tell your healthcare professional if you are taking any other prescription or nonprescription (over-the-counter [OTC]) medicine.
Certain medicines should not be used at or around the time of eating food or eating certain types of food since interactions may occur. Using alcohol or tobacco with certain medicines may also cause interactions to occur. Discuss with your healthcare professional the use of your medicine with food, alcohol, or tobacco.
Other Medical Problems
The presence of other medical problems may affect the use of this medicine. Make sure you tell your doctor if you have any other medical problems, especially:
Bleeding problems (e.g., subarachnoid hemorrhage) or
Hypertension (high blood pressure)—May make these conditions worse.
Cephalopelvic disproportion or
Cervical cancer or
Fetal distress or
Grand multiparity (giving birth more than five times) or
Major surgery on the cervix or uterus (e.g., caesarean delivery), history of or
Overdistended uterus or
Premature fetus or
Problems with uterine contraction (e.g., uterine atony, strong uterine contractions) or
Toxemia, severe or
Unfavorable fetal position (e.g., transverse lies) or
Other conditions that may require caesarean delivery (e.g., cord prolapse, total placenta previa, vasa previa, or during an emergency)—Should not be used in patients with these conditions.
Kidney disease—Use with caution. Effects may be increased because of slower removal of this medicine from the body.