When should I call my doctor about problems with oxytocin injections?

Oxytocin is usually administered intravenously (IV) or intramuscularly (IM) by healthcare providers in a healthcare facility. When receiving oxytocin injections, you may have side effects that go away when your body gets used to the medication. If they do not, tell your doctor or nurse. You should tell your doctor right away if you have any of the following side effects:
  • severe headaches
  • fast heartbeat
  • chest pain
  • breathing problems
  • irritation at the injection site
  • confusion

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