Syntocinon (Oxytocin) Nasal Spray (ox e TOW sin)
What is Syntocinon (Oxytocin) Nasal Spray used for?
Syntocinon Nasal Spray (Oxytocin) is an inhalable medication used to induce labour in pregnant women. It may also be used to strengthen weak contractions prior to birth. The medication operates by supplementing levels of oxytocin, the hormone that is responsible for causing the uterus to contract. Your doctor may also recommend its use for the treatment of other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Syntocinon (Oxytocin) Nasal Spray?
Syntocinon Nasal Spray (Oxytocin) should be used strictly according to your doctor`s instructions to get the most effective results from treatment. The normal dosage is one spray administered at your doctor`s instructions, but your particular dosage or administration time may differ depending on your situation. To administer the dose remove the cap, insert the nozzle into your nostril, and operate the pump while inhaling through the nose to administer one spray. If more than one spray is required you are recommended to alternate nostrils to avoid irritation. If you have not used the medication for several days, it may be necessary to prime the pump by pointing the nozzle away from your face an operating the pump until one spray is dispensed. Ask your doctor or pharmacist any questions you have about the medicine to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Syntocinon (Oxytocin) Nasal Spray?
Side effects that may occur while using Syntocinon Nasal Spray (Oxytocin) include:
Serious side effects that may require emergency medical attention are irregular heartbeats, severe headaches, confusion, faintness, severe hypertension, difficulty breathing, seizures, or haemorrhage following childbirth. Tell your doctor as soon as you experience any worrying symptoms to make sure the correct adjustments are made to your dosage or application frequency to prevent further health complications from occurring.
Syntocinon Nasal Spray (Oxytocin) should not be used to treat patients who are men or women who have unusually strong uterine contractions, a vaginal obstruction preventing delivery, if the baby is short of oxygen, or if vaginal delivery is not advised. This medication should not be used for prolonged periods of time if contractions do not increase following treatment, you have severe heart problems, circulation problems, or severe pre-eclamptic toxaemia. Also inform your doctor if you are over the age of thirty-five, have had a caesarean section, who have a small pelvis, heart disease, pre-eclampsia, or if womb contractions begin weaken. These conditions may cause unexpected health problems requiring special adjustments to your regimen to prevent further health problems from occurring.
Strictly use Syntocinon Nasal Spray (Oxytocin) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Syntocinon Nasal Spray (Oxytocin) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.
Your doctor may advise you to keep the amount of fluids at a minimum during the use of Syntocinon Nasal Spray (Oxytocin).