Who should not take oxytocin?


Oxytocin is not safe for everyone to use. Men and other people who do not have prescriptions should not take oxytocin. You should not take oxytocin if you are not in a clinical setting with healthcare professionals available to administer the drug and monitor its effects. The following conditions may complicate your use of oxytocin or make it unsafe for you to use it at all:

  • allergies, especially to oxytocin
  • cervical cancer (past or present)
  • cervical or uterine surgery
  • eclampsia
  • fetal or umbilical cord issues such as a breech or placenta previa
  • herpes
  • more than seven past pregnancies
  • past C-section (caesarean section)
  • premature labor
  • prolapsed uterus

Talking to your doctor is the best way to decide if oxytocin is right for you.

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