What are the side effects of oxytocin?

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Side effects from taking oxytocin are uncommon. Loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, or redness or irritation where oxytocin is injected are relatively mild and unserious side effects. Serious side effects may include allergic reaction, breathing trouble, chest pain, confusion, excessive vaginal bleeding, irregular heartbeat, rash, seizure, severe headache, swelling, sudden weight gain, or trouble urinating. When oxytocin is administered you should be in a clinical setting with healthcare practitioners who can address these serious side effects.

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