Description and Brand Names
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Oxytocin is 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.
This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription.
Novartis Pharmaceuticals removed Syntocinon® nasal spray from the market in March 1995.