Application Information

This drug has been submitted to the FDA under the reference 018261/001.

Names and composition

"PITOCIN" is the commercial name of a drug composed of OXYTOCIN.

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ApplId/ProductId Drug name Active ingredient Form Strenght
018261/001 PITOCIN OXYTOCIN INJECTABLE/INJECTION 10USP UNITS per ML (10USP UNITS per ML)
018261/002 PITOCIN OXYTOCIN INJECTABLE/INJECTION 100USP UNITS per 10ML (10USP UNITS per ML)
018261/003 PITOCIN OXYTOCIN INJECTABLE/INJECTION 500USP UNITS per 50ML (10USP UNITS per ML)

Similar Active Ingredient

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012285/001 SYNTOCINON OXYTOCIN SOLUTION/NASAL 40USP UNITS per ML
018243/001 OXYTOCIN OXYTOCIN INJECTABLE/INJECTION 10USP UNITS per ML (10USP UNITS per ML)
018243/002 OXYTOCIN OXYTOCIN INJECTABLE/INJECTION 100USP UNITS per 10ML (10USP UNITS per ML)
018245/001 SYNTOCINON OXYTOCIN INJECTABLE/INJECTION 10USP UNITS per ML
018248/001 OXYTOCIN OXYTOCIN INJECTABLE/INJECTION 10USP UNITS per ML (10USP UNITS per ML)
018248/002 OXYTOCIN OXYTOCIN INJECTABLE/INJECTION 100USP UNITS per 10ML (10USP UNITS per ML)
018248/003 OXYTOCIN OXYTOCIN INJECTABLE/INJECTION 300USP UNITS per 30ML (10USP UNITS per ML)
018261/001 PITOCIN OXYTOCIN INJECTABLE/INJECTION 10USP UNITS per ML (10USP UNITS per ML)
018261/002 PITOCIN OXYTOCIN INJECTABLE/INJECTION 100USP UNITS per 10ML (10USP UNITS per ML)
018261/003 PITOCIN OXYTOCIN INJECTABLE/INJECTION 500USP UNITS per 50ML (10USP UNITS per ML)
019185/001 OXYTOCIN 5 USP UNITS IN DEXTROSE 5% OXYTOCIN INJECTABLE/INJECTION 1USP UNITS per 100ML **Federal Register determination that product was not discontinued or withdrawn for safety or efficacy reasons**
019185/002 OXYTOCIN 20 USP UNITS IN DEXTROSE 5% OXYTOCIN INJECTABLE/INJECTION 2USP UNITS per 100ML **Federal Register determination that product was not discontinued or withdrawn for safety or efficacy reasons**
019185/003 OXYTOCIN 10 USP UNITS IN DEXTROSE 5% OXYTOCIN INJECTABLE/INJECTION 2USP UNITS per 100ML **Federal Register determination that product was not discontinued or withdrawn for safety or efficacy reasons**
019185/004 OXYTOCIN 10 USP UNITS IN DEXTROSE 5% OXYTOCIN INJECTABLE/INJECTION 1USP UNITS per 100ML **Federal Register determination that product was not discontinued or withdrawn for safety or efficacy reasons**
077453/001 OXYTOCIN OXYTOCIN INJECTABLE/INJECTION 10USP UNITS per ML (10USP UNITS per ML)
077453/002 OXYTOCIN OXYTOCIN INJECTABLE/INJECTION 100USP UNITS per 10ML (10USP UNITS per ML)
200219/001 OXYTOCIN OXYTOCIN INJECTABLE/INJECTION 10USP UNITS per ML (10USP UNITS per ML)

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What is your comments on pitocin or cytotec?
i am doing a current issue report and need some comments from women who have experienced either drug. Asked by Ross Agpaoa 1 year ago.

Cytotec is a drug used to thin the cervix, or help begin early labor. It causes menstrual like cramps, that eventually lead to contractions. Pitocin is a drug that is used to start labor or aid in labor. It causes contractions and is usually the most painful one. Its titrated until the contractions are 2-3 minutes apart. Many women have told me its much more painful than cytotec or natural labor. Answered by Ione Pittsley 1 year ago.

My water broke at 37 weeks when my first son was born. My cervix had barely begun to dilate so they started induction with Pitocin. I was determined to go natural childbirth and I have to say it is not fun when induced. Having the Pitocin was absolutely horrible. I would suggest that anyone who has no choice but to be induced this way take some pain control. Luckily my 2nd son came much easier and did not require induction. Natural childbirth went much smoother. Answered by Kelsi Mitsakos 1 year ago.

I had pitocin with my first delivery. I went for my 40 week check up and they found I had not enough amniotic fluid, so they ordered an immediate induction. I started it at 6pm and didnt have any contractions at all.. they stopped it at 9pm. Then the next morning, they started it again, and it began to work pretty quickly.. I found that compared with natural labor the contractions came on much more suddenly and were more powerful and painful. I guess it seemed to happen so fast. Hope this helps Answered by Macy Wolner 1 year ago.

Induced cause of high BP.... on pitocin and magnesium sulfate [for bp]... worse experience ever.....so i felt drowsy [magnesium] and with horrible contractions [pitocin].... until the 2nd epideral worked.... I've heard pitocin is worse on the baby because of the strength and length or contractions Answered by Remona Annon 1 year ago.

pitocin makes the contractions 100 percent worse but it gets the job done Answered by Minh Varner 1 year ago.

One of my friends had pitocin, it caused her contractions to come on so hard and fast that it was cutting off the baby's blood supply. They had to perform an emergency C-Section. Answered by Fannie Lozo 1 year ago.


How safe is Pitocin?
My induction is scheduled for next Monday. My doctor told me that she would break my water and give me pitocin..Im no doctor, but I feel that if she breaks my water, there wouldn't be any need for the pitocin...right??? Asked by Meghan Shu 1 year ago.

Pitocin is safe...it forces your uterus to dialate and begin contractions and i'm pretty sure they give it to you before they break your water... i had my baby induced and this is basically how it went: arrive night before start pitocin wait until contractions start to get strong break water (if it doesn't do it on its own) they broke mine about 9 am start labor have baby! my baby was in my arms at 1:30 pm :) edit: also, there is no proof that it makes labor any longer or harder than 'normal' (if there is a 'normal' labor!)...my labor was not extremely long or even extraordinarily painful...so don't let people freak you out...just relax, and be excited that you are bringing a baby into this world! Answered by Eryn Ostasiewicz 1 year ago.

I was induced 4 weeks ago and my Dr. used pitocin as well. I HATED IT! I never thought that the pain would be so intense. I never ended up dialating more then 4 cms and my baby's heart beat was dropping so I had to have a c-section 20 hours into labor. Sorry to scare you, but I just dont want others to have my experience. It all depends on the person though. I have friends who have had no problems with being induced/pitocin. Good luck! Answered by Hank Muzyka 1 year ago.

That just depends , I would ask her to hold of with the pitocin to see if you progress with your waters broken only . I was induced with pitocin and waters broken with 1st . With the 2nd she broke my waters and 3 hours later she was here. 3rd they inserted gel night before broke my waters the next day and 2 hours later i had her .. so its not really necassary to use the drug unless your not progressing in labour at all . Good Luck Answered by Brande Huval 1 year ago.

you may still need pitocin if you dont kick into full labor by yourself. I have had pitocin with both my babies, and let me tell you , it makes you bleed worse and it makes the contractions 10 times as painful so be prepared. my first was natural birth and my second was c section, 9 years apart and both times the pitocin gave me the same reaction, harder contractions and worse bleeding,of course it was worse with the natural because with the c section they could control the bleeding more. pitocin also makes you vomit and can lower the babys heart rate. with any luck you will go into full labor on your own by then. good luck thumbs down all you want, I've been there twice the last time was 7 weeks ago. Answered by Sarai Shideler 1 year ago.

It's really not good for the baby for a woman not to give birth within 24 hours or so of her water breaking, so you'll definitely need the pitocin. Having your water broken might help speed things along once you are in labor, but it's highly unlikely that it will cause labor to begin. Good luck! Answered by Hayley Gaughan 1 year ago.

Oh yes you dont always go into labour once your waters have broken besides once your water is broken you only have 12 or 24 hrs before potential infections (sorry i cant remember) anyway the pitcoin drip will be put on the lowest level to start with to see how your body reacts to that. Now if your lucky you wont get some trainee midwife who puts your drip on the highest flipping level and the trained midwife doesnt even check on the level and your body goes into shock as the contractions come thick and fast and your body does not have time to recover. I am sorry if i scared you but please get your birthing partner to ask questions for you. Good luck Answered by Shanita Vanveldhuize 1 year ago.

Pitocin increases the risk of uterine rupture. The baby is more likely to have jaundice later. The chance of c-sec is much higher when pitocin is used. Plus, it hurts much worse than regular labor. Answered by Yuko Pouncey 1 year ago.

the pitocin is to make you have contractioons and contractions help you to dialate it is normal and safe good luck with birth Answered by Georgiann Hinderaker 1 year ago.

Is Pitocin Safe Answered by Sharron Pratka 1 year ago.

confident that's secure i attempted it yet my boy wasn't waiting yet so i had a c-section and a Dr who's nick call from the nurses exchange into slice and cube bc some thing like 60% of his sufferers have been c-section..... i didnt be responsive to untill after Answered by Katrina Levesgue 1 year ago.


Any problems with pitocin?
I'm being induced Monday night, I am really nervous.. They told me they will be using pitocin.. I am just wondering if anyone had any troubles or even if it made things easier on them? I am just trying to find out peoples experiences with it.. Im only dilated to 1 cm and I'm 41 weeks along. Do you... Asked by Shondra Lesher 1 year ago.

I'm being induced Monday night, I am really nervous.. They told me they will be using pitocin.. I am just wondering if anyone had any troubles or even if it made things easier on them? I am just trying to find out peoples experiences with it.. Im only dilated to 1 cm and I'm 41 weeks along. Do you think my induction will be more painful since I'm not very dilated? Any help please! Answered by Audrie Crognale 1 year ago.

I hate pitocin!! I was in labor for at least 12 hours.....progressing well (or so I thought). I was given pitocin to speed things up a bit. I was in so much pain after that and stopped dilating altogether. I pushed for 2 hours straight and still ended up with a c-section. It was used in my second delivery (an attempted VBAC) and after it was used, baby's heart rate went totally funky on us, so I still needed an emergency c-section. I would never touch it again. My sister was given pitocin with her first child since she wasn't progressing....it gave her a lot of painful contractions, very hard and fast, though it didn't help her dilate at all. She had a c-section after the longest time. She opted for an elective c-section the next time. I wish you the best with it....let's hope you go into labor on your own first though! Answered by Randall Flauding 1 year ago.

i started my contractions at 11:30 pm the night before i was gonna be induced at 8:00 the next morning . they didn't actually do anything so they gave me the pitocin and broke my water the contractions were really hard really fast and they hurt but i got an epidural and everything was great. 4 hours after they started the pitocin, i started pushing. an hour later, my daughter was born. i only pushed for an hour because she was huge and stuck. the pitocin made it way faster. i'm not sure if it made it hurt more but eipdurals are great. Answered by Hisako Bueler 1 year ago.

They put a bulb catheter in me to get my dialation going, along with the pitocin during induction. After 16 hours, I was still only 4.5 cm, and the baby's heartrate was decreasing with each contraction. So after all the labor (while the bulb thing was in the first 12 hours, I could not have an epidural. It was miserable!), I had a c-section. Answered by Moriah Labounta 1 year ago.

Heh. Well it depends. It took a really really long time to get the level right. I got hooked up at 8am, and didn't have regular contractions or steady pain until about 8pm (baby was born at 4:01am, with 45 minutes of pushing). I was topped out at one point, and had a 25 minute contraction (which wasn't as bad as it sounds, I'd compare it to bad gas). I didn't really like that. So my downside was the contractions weren't very regular, and kept going from unnoticeable, to mildly painful and back. The upside was that there was a nurse only a few feet away at all times, which you won't get at home, haha. Also, once I had my water broken, I only had one painful contraction, and then my epidural. It took a little longer than I think it might've naturally, but it was nice to be so comfortable and have the nurse checking on me the entire time. If I could choose, I would be induced again! Answered by Mandi Girvan 1 year ago.

Pitocin can cause jaundice. Other than that no problems, I was induced at 8 a.m., and didn't have my daughter til 9:30 the next morning. Answered by Kylie Gerguson 1 year ago.

I was induced 10 days late with pitocin. As long as your cervix is ripe you shouldn't have any problems. And they can give you medicine to help that along too. I was only 1.5 cm when I was induced but my cervix was ripe. I never felt any pain until they broke my water, and I had my son 4.5 hours later. Answered by Joanie Palinski 1 year ago.

I have pitocin with both of my deliveries, and they say it makes contractons worse, but id on't know about that. Neither of my babies had jaundice, so if that is a side effect, it didn't happen to me. As far as how long it takes, I started pitocin around 9am both times and one baby was born at 5pm, the other at 7pm. Best of luck, and congrats!! Answered by Eun Lepri 1 year ago.

You know what I found works pretty well? Nipple stimulation. Get a breat pump and start pumping! That will make the contractions come! I did that and it really sped things along. But when they did give me pitocin it REALLY sped things along and did make it more painful i think. I was against epidurals but caved in at that point. My son had no jaundice from it. Answered by Myrta Almiron 1 year ago.

My sister had to be induced with pitocin. It can be a bit more painful because it is forcing your body to work. Congrats! Answered by Brandon Patz 1 year ago.

i had an induced labor both times my son at 36 weeks i was 8cm dilated no contractions and completely effaced. they broke my water at 9am gave me pitocin at 12pm and my son was born at 618pm my labor was in my legs and my son had jaundice. my daughter on the other hand, i went into labor at 35 weeks and was dilating slow but still dilating. had contractions on and off all night at hosp. doc came in the morning and was going to send me home:no steady contractions, but i asked him to check and i was 7cm. he started me on pitocin at 930am and said he would be back at noon to break water and deliver...noon came and went no doc.nurse checked and i was 10. she called the doc and he said full throttle on oxytocin.no broken water...i had to wait until 300 before doc came back to see me and had gone through a whole bag of oxytocin iv. my uterus felt like it was going to explode!!!! my daughter was born 15 mins after he broke my water... just so you know i went all natural both times and plan on it with this one too. Answered by Cierra Risk 1 year ago.


Question on amnio. and pitocin?
I am diabetic and even though I have been on insulin and my diabetes are under control they are still going to induce labor on the fourth of July, though im not due until the 20th. My question is, They are going to do an amniocentesis to check the babies lung development before they induce....Does this hurt? ive... Asked by Pauline Lesa 1 year ago.

I am diabetic and even though I have been on insulin and my diabetes are under control they are still going to induce labor on the fourth of July, though im not due until the 20th. My question is, They are going to do an amniocentesis to check the babies lung development before they induce....Does this hurt? ive heard yes from one person, and no from another. Also they are using Pitocin to start the labor, does that make the contractions worse? If anyone has had both or either of these and could let me know, that would be great! thanks. Answered by Lakisha Lardin 1 year ago.

Unfortunately the pitocin does make it worse than going normally but that's what the epidural is for. When they gave me the pitocin before the epidural the contractions I was having doubled in pain I was just feeling a slight pain before and by the time the anesthesiologist came in (over and hour later) they had to give me sadol to help with the pain because I was crying from it. What happens is pretty simple without the drug your body releases endorphins to control the pain the bigger and harder the contraction the more endorphins released it takes time for your body to do this. When the drugs are introduced your suddenly having contractions your body isn't quite ready for so they hurt a lot more.So my advise for you on this is to get the epidural as soon as they start hurting. I wish I could tell you about the amnio but I've never had one although I do know they use a local anesthetic Answered by Lane Davis 1 year ago.

I've had three babies without pain meds. Two of the labors involved pitocin. #2- Because labor wasn't progressing and #3 was an induction. The most important thing is that they increase the pitocin level GRADUALLY. If they do so, your body has time to get used to the fact that it's being forced into labor and the risk of c-section is reduced. But I would do all you can to get that induction closer to your due date. My last birth, the doctor wanted to induce on my due date, ACCORDING TO THEIR RECORDS, which they changed because of the perceived size of the baby in the ultrasounds. I KNEW that I got pregnant almost 2 weeks later, plus I was 3 and 5 days past due with my other children. So I insisted on holding off the induction until when I knew the due date was, so my body would be more ready. Everything went beautifully! My Charlie is a healthy, happy 7 month old now! (Oh! But I have no experience with amnio... sorry!) Answered by Ara Fulwider 1 year ago.

I had both at 34 weeks due to high blood pressure. The needle on the amnio is pretty freaky (long) It didn't hurt too bad. It was alittle prick in the tummy, then I could feel alittle pressure when it went into the uterus. Other than that it really wasn't bad. Made me alittle crampy for a few minutes. The pitocion I couldn't tell you that it made the contractions worse, since it was my first child, but the contractions were painful but after an epidural i took a 2 hour nap. I was giving the pitocin at 9 am and had my son at 4:07pm the same day. Answered by Iona Korona 1 year ago.

All I know about an amnio is that my sis said it hurt but not as bad as an epidural. It was more unnerving (seeing the needle) than painful to her. As for the Pitocin, I would highly recommend you get an epidural before they begin it. It made my contractions incredibly hard and right on top of each other. Even when I got the epidural I could feel everything intensely. With my other two deliveries I slept through the contractions until it was time to push. On the bright side my first labor lasted just a couple of hours unlike many others who are in labor all day. Answered by Tona Gordan 1 year ago.

I used to be brought on with all of my pregnancies. It is correct that your contractions are extra excessive with the drug pitocin. My exertions used to be very lengthy with each youngster (50 hours the primary time, 36 hours the moment time, 18 hours the 3rd time) however I do not know if it used to be from the induction. I suppose I simply have quite dangerous success!! My idea has continuously been that if you're going to come to be having a c-segment it's going to occur whether or not you're brought on or no longer. But I suppose that there are stories declaring that your threat of getting a c-segment is larger whilst you're brought on. Being brought on is beautiful frightening, however I had no option...my frame refused to enter exertions on it is possess. Everything became out finally. I have one proposal although...get an epidural! It will loosen up you and take the agony away so you'll benefit from the delivery of your youngster!! By the way in which, sorry approximately your loss :( Answered by Penelope Geitner 1 year ago.

I was induced. The thing about being induced, is that there isn't hardly any "down" time. In the beginning , it's slow. You start feeling them within about 20 minutes of getting the shot, and the contractions just keep getting stronger, and stronger, and they don't stop ! It was the worst pain I've ever had in my life ! I thought I was going to go insane....and I was exhausted. (This went on for 6 hours.) Then I ended up with an emergency C-section. Answered by Mollie Dolores 1 year ago.

I had an amnio and it didnt hurt at all. Actually it wasnt even uncomfortable I described it as going to the dentist as worse and even more painful. The key is to relax. My baby was 33 weeks when I had to ahve it for medical reasons for him. Answered by Carmel Hites 1 year ago.

No, amnio doesn't hurt. I had one, and it really is just a pinch, then some pressure, and it's over in less than a minute. Don't stress about it. Answered by Tameka Rigas 1 year ago.

i personally havent had either of these but been there ith friends while they had thiers... as far as the induction .. it depends on wether or not you get any anistesia.. if you opt for the drugs it will definatly be worse than if you had not chose them.. because it inhibits your abilitys to do anything coherintly... the amino .. i know that i saw the pain on my firends face .. i wont lie she said it hurt . but then its worth it . but i would definatly opt out for drugs just to make your experience better . i just had my son on the 25th of may.. and i was aloud to even walk around most arent and i healed 50% faster if i had asked for the epi . Answered by Yelena Yomes 1 year ago.


What year did hospitals begin using Pitocin?
Just need a year.. 70's 80's...? Asked by Erich Larkin 1 year ago.

Pitocin was discovered in 1953 by biochemist Vincent du Vigneaud. By 1955 Pitocin had been fully synthesized and was made available to physicians for labor induction. Although Pitocin has never been approved by the FDA, its use for elected labor induction was disapproved by the FDA in 1978. Answered by Althea Bartlebaugh 1 year ago.

My mother-in-law was just telling me that she was given Pitocin when she delivered my sister-in-law. She was born in 1976 so I'm sure it started early 1970's or so. I doubt it was 1960's that just seems too early. Answered by Florentino Brechner 1 year ago.


Info about Cervadil and Pitocin?
I am 39 weeks with mild preeclampsia. It is not effecting my blood pressure. I will go into the hospital for 12 hours to do my first round of Cervadil on wednesday and the plan to send me home. If it works they will start the Pitocin, if not another round of cervadil the next day. What should i expect with both of... Asked by Candance Palomino 1 year ago.

I am 39 weeks with mild preeclampsia. It is not effecting my blood pressure. I will go into the hospital for 12 hours to do my first round of Cervadil on wednesday and the plan to send me home. If it works they will start the Pitocin, if not another round of cervadil the next day. What should i expect with both of these. Do they work? How Quckly? Alternatives I should know about. Im 19 and this will be my first baby Answered by Alethia Jeannette 1 year ago.

I was induced with all three of my girls. The first with Cervadil and then Pitocin and the last two with just Pitocin. With the Cervadil I had to stay in the hospital on monitors. I didn't realize they could let you leave. I was also diagnosed with mild preeclampsia with my first. The cervadil started working rather quickly and I started having uncomfortable contractions within the hour. I quickly went from 1 cm to 4 cm within 3 hrs. They started the Pitocin the next morning. I never needed a second round of Cervadil. The Pitocin started contractions (strong) within an hour. They broke my water at 5 cm. That's when I got my epidural. I started Pit. at 8 a.m. and had my daughter at 5:47 p.m. So it wasn't a horribly long time from start to finish. With my second I was already 3 cm so I got to go in the morning to start Pit. Started at 8:30 a.m. had her at 7:21 p.m. Slightly longer labor with her. My third daughter, I had a midwife. She broke my water and let me walk around for a few hours. But I was already dilated to 3 cm with her, so also no need for Cervadil. After not much progress, they started the Pit. Started at 1:30 and had her at 5:36 p.m. So it was short and sweet. I had different labors with all three though. All with epidurals. But contractions were very close with the first two. The last one my contractions never got closer than 5 min. apart and weren't ever as strong as the first two labors. So I can't tell you exactly what to expect. Just that everyone is different. I wish you the best. I hope that any information that I gave you can help. I think all you can do is just wait and see what happens. As far as other alternatives, my midwife suggested Evening Primrose Oil, available at most drugstores. It can be taken orally or used as a vaginal suppository, or you can break open the capsule and rub it on your cervix. But ask your doctor before hand. There might be a reason you shouldn't take it. Answered by Dung Cowick 1 year ago.

I went 3 weeks past my due date with my first and had to be induced. I refused to let them give me pitocin and asked for cervadil instead (if looks like a tiny piece of show string with medicine on it that they insert up by your cervix) then they had me walk around, after about an hour I was having regular contraction, and after they took it out my contractions continued so I never had to use the pitocin. Good luck! Answered by Isabella Szerszen 1 year ago.

my hosp wont send you home with cervadil... becuse it can cause some issues, and some people have a alergic reaction to it... most people i hear get 2 doses, then pitocin gets started... you can get pain relife around 4cm i had a stalled labor with broken water, and i was at 4cm when amited to the hosp. i got pitocin right away witha epi.. since i was already 4cm.. my pitocin worked GREAT i prgressed very nicely on it... if my babys still here in a couple of days i will be going in for a induction... but they said i would get the cervidill 1st but i will be IN hosp for the whole of it Answered by Cathleen Akim 1 year ago.

I was never a labor and delivery nurse, but when I was in nursing school we used pitocin. It increases contractions and intensifies them. I'm not sure about cervadil, but since you've got the exact names look them up on webmd.com or another medical site. It's really fascinating to read the real story on medications. Best of luck to you and your new sweetie pie! Answered by Brandee Torre 1 year ago.

I only had pitocin, and i had the pill put into my cervix, well it took 6 hours for my water to break, after my water broke i went into labor about 10 minutes later, it was hard labor! no little contractions every 2-5 minutes it was straight to hard labor! and then 6 1/2 hours of hard labor, and 1 1/2 hours of pushing my little boy was born! congrats!! Answered by Roxanne Thanasouk 1 year ago.

wow! they send you home? i had three doses of cervadil with my induction and they caused the most intense strong contractions ever! i guess i could of delt with them at home but you don't know fast your cervix will change. be prepared for strong contractions. i wish someone would have told me that...not just that it softens your cervix. good luck!! :) Answered by Nestor Nickels 1 year ago.


Primrose oil And Pitocin?
Primrose Oil is what my doctor told me to take. Has anyone ever taking this and it helped? Also Everyone saida bout Pitocin and that it really helps... Where Do I get that stuff from. Can I get it at walmart or do I need a prescrpition? And Does that actually work.... Im 39 weeks pregnant and I cant take the pain... Asked by Moon Reinicke 1 year ago.

Primrose Oil is what my doctor told me to take. Has anyone ever taking this and it helped? Also Everyone saida bout Pitocin and that it really helps... Where Do I get that stuff from. Can I get it at walmart or do I need a prescrpition? And Does that actually work.... Im 39 weeks pregnant and I cant take the pain anymore.... My doc said she would have reptured my membrances but im not dialted yet. Answered by Renee Massoud 1 year ago.

Pitocin is what they give you at the hospital to induce you and cannot be bought in any store. It is given through your IV and should only be administered in a hospital where you can be monitored. You shouldn't try to force your baby out. He/she will come on their own time and terms. Just relax, get a lot of rest, pack your bag, tie up your odds and ends, get the rest of the baby's stuff ready and SLEEP. You won't be able to do much of this once your baby comes so take advantage of it now. Once you have your baby you'll miss being pregnant. Good LucK! Answered by Shanita Wilensky 1 year ago.

Pitocin is given by IV at the hospital to induce labor. Most doctors will not go to this length unless you are past due. The primrose oil should help. Breast stimulation and sex are other options that might help. Both breast stimulation and sex will cause contractions and help to soften your cervix. Answered by Carrol Brittian 1 year ago.

As far as I know Pitocin is only availabe through the doctor, but I could be wrong. Primrose oil you can get at walmart, health food stores or herb stores Answered by Sasha Dellaratta 1 year ago.

Pitocin is an IV drug that the HOSPITAL will give you to induce the labor. If your waters have broken, you have to go to the hospital- there are risks of infection if you wait too long. Answered by Efren Appia 1 year ago.


What is your comments on pitocin or cytotec?
i am doing a current issue report and need some comments from women who have experienced either drug. Asked by Patrina Penland 1 year ago.

Cytotec is a drug used to thin the cervix, or help begin early labor. It causes menstrual like cramps, that eventually lead to contractions. Pitocin is a drug that is used to start labor or aid in labor. It causes contractions and is usually the most painful one. Its titrated until the contractions are 2-3 minutes apart. Many women have told me its much more painful than cytotec or natural labor. Answered by Ardelle Fromdahl 1 year ago.

My water broke at 37 weeks when my first son was born. My cervix had barely begun to dilate so they started induction with Pitocin. I was determined to go natural childbirth and I have to say it is not fun when induced. Having the Pitocin was absolutely horrible. I would suggest that anyone who has no choice but to be induced this way take some pain control. Luckily my 2nd son came much easier and did not require induction. Natural childbirth went much smoother. Answered by Margart Demeyer 1 year ago.

I had pitocin with my first delivery. I went for my 40 week check up and they found I had not enough amniotic fluid, so they ordered an immediate induction. I started it at 6pm and didnt have any contractions at all.. they stopped it at 9pm. Then the next morning, they started it again, and it began to work pretty quickly.. I found that compared with natural labor the contractions came on much more suddenly and were more powerful and painful. I guess it seemed to happen so fast. Hope this helps Answered by Maryanne Frezza 1 year ago.

Induced cause of high BP.... on pitocin and magnesium sulfate [for bp]... worse experience ever.....so i felt drowsy [magnesium] and with horrible contractions [pitocin].... until the 2nd epideral worked.... I've heard pitocin is worse on the baby because of the strength and length or contractions Answered by Josefina Cormican 1 year ago.

pitocin makes the contractions 100 percent worse but it gets the job done Answered by Loretta Marold 1 year ago.

One of my friends had pitocin, it caused her contractions to come on so hard and fast that it was cutting off the baby's blood supply. They had to perform an emergency C-Section. Answered by Patrick Damis 1 year ago.


How safe is Pitocin?
My induction is scheduled for next Monday. My doctor told me that she would break my water and give me pitocin..Im no doctor, but I feel that if she breaks my water, there wouldn't be any need for the pitocin...right??? Asked by Katie Kummer 1 year ago.

Pitocin is safe...it forces your uterus to dialate and begin contractions and i'm pretty sure they give it to you before they break your water... i had my baby induced and this is basically how it went: arrive night before start pitocin wait until contractions start to get strong break water (if it doesn't do it on its own) they broke mine about 9 am start labor have baby! my baby was in my arms at 1:30 pm :) edit: also, there is no proof that it makes labor any longer or harder than 'normal' (if there is a 'normal' labor!)...my labor was not extremely long or even extraordinarily painful...so don't let people freak you out...just relax, and be excited that you are bringing a baby into this world! Answered by Tequila Zlotnik 1 year ago.

I was induced 4 weeks ago and my Dr. used pitocin as well. I HATED IT! I never thought that the pain would be so intense. I never ended up dialating more then 4 cms and my baby's heart beat was dropping so I had to have a c-section 20 hours into labor. Sorry to scare you, but I just dont want others to have my experience. It all depends on the person though. I have friends who have had no problems with being induced/pitocin. Good luck! Answered by Esta Yeatman 1 year ago.

That just depends , I would ask her to hold of with the pitocin to see if you progress with your waters broken only . I was induced with pitocin and waters broken with 1st . With the 2nd she broke my waters and 3 hours later she was here. 3rd they inserted gel night before broke my waters the next day and 2 hours later i had her .. so its not really necassary to use the drug unless your not progressing in labour at all . Good Luck Answered by Latoyia Petronis 1 year ago.

you may still need pitocin if you dont kick into full labor by yourself. I have had pitocin with both my babies, and let me tell you , it makes you bleed worse and it makes the contractions 10 times as painful so be prepared. my first was natural birth and my second was c section, 9 years apart and both times the pitocin gave me the same reaction, harder contractions and worse bleeding,of course it was worse with the natural because with the c section they could control the bleeding more. pitocin also makes you vomit and can lower the babys heart rate. with any luck you will go into full labor on your own by then. good luck thumbs down all you want, I've been there twice the last time was 7 weeks ago. Answered by Deana Righetti 1 year ago.

It's really not good for the baby for a woman not to give birth within 24 hours or so of her water breaking, so you'll definitely need the pitocin. Having your water broken might help speed things along once you are in labor, but it's highly unlikely that it will cause labor to begin. Good luck! Answered by Angie Haugland 1 year ago.

Oh yes you dont always go into labour once your waters have broken besides once your water is broken you only have 12 or 24 hrs before potential infections (sorry i cant remember) anyway the pitcoin drip will be put on the lowest level to start with to see how your body reacts to that. Now if your lucky you wont get some trainee midwife who puts your drip on the highest flipping level and the trained midwife doesnt even check on the level and your body goes into shock as the contractions come thick and fast and your body does not have time to recover. I am sorry if i scared you but please get your birthing partner to ask questions for you. Good luck Answered by Evita Askins 1 year ago.

Pitocin increases the risk of uterine rupture. The baby is more likely to have jaundice later. The chance of c-sec is much higher when pitocin is used. Plus, it hurts much worse than regular labor. Answered by Wiley Lahar 1 year ago.

the pitocin is to make you have contractioons and contractions help you to dialate it is normal and safe good luck with birth Answered by Rafaela Bloodough 1 year ago.

Is Pitocin Safe Answered by Jack Skrabanek 1 year ago.

confident that's secure i attempted it yet my boy wasn't waiting yet so i had a c-section and a Dr who's nick call from the nurses exchange into slice and cube bc some thing like 60% of his sufferers have been c-section..... i didnt be responsive to untill after Answered by Stacy Mccorrison 1 year ago.


Any problems with pitocin?
I'm being induced Monday night, I am really nervous.. They told me they will be using pitocin.. I am just wondering if anyone had any troubles or even if it made things easier on them? I am just trying to find out peoples experiences with it.. Im only dilated to 1 cm and I'm 41 weeks along. Do you... Asked by Yajaira Douet 1 year ago.

I'm being induced Monday night, I am really nervous.. They told me they will be using pitocin.. I am just wondering if anyone had any troubles or even if it made things easier on them? I am just trying to find out peoples experiences with it.. Im only dilated to 1 cm and I'm 41 weeks along. Do you think my induction will be more painful since I'm not very dilated? Any help please! Answered by Dave Schemmer 1 year ago.

I hate pitocin!! I was in labor for at least 12 hours.....progressing well (or so I thought). I was given pitocin to speed things up a bit. I was in so much pain after that and stopped dilating altogether. I pushed for 2 hours straight and still ended up with a c-section. It was used in my second delivery (an attempted VBAC) and after it was used, baby's heart rate went totally funky on us, so I still needed an emergency c-section. I would never touch it again. My sister was given pitocin with her first child since she wasn't progressing....it gave her a lot of painful contractions, very hard and fast, though it didn't help her dilate at all. She had a c-section after the longest time. She opted for an elective c-section the next time. I wish you the best with it....let's hope you go into labor on your own first though! Answered by Lucia Girardin 1 year ago.

i started my contractions at 11:30 pm the night before i was gonna be induced at 8:00 the next morning . they didn't actually do anything so they gave me the pitocin and broke my water the contractions were really hard really fast and they hurt but i got an epidural and everything was great. 4 hours after they started the pitocin, i started pushing. an hour later, my daughter was born. i only pushed for an hour because she was huge and stuck. the pitocin made it way faster. i'm not sure if it made it hurt more but eipdurals are great. Answered by Lupe Mafnas 1 year ago.

They put a bulb catheter in me to get my dialation going, along with the pitocin during induction. After 16 hours, I was still only 4.5 cm, and the baby's heartrate was decreasing with each contraction. So after all the labor (while the bulb thing was in the first 12 hours, I could not have an epidural. It was miserable!), I had a c-section. Answered by Thea Meihofer 1 year ago.

Heh. Well it depends. It took a really really long time to get the level right. I got hooked up at 8am, and didn't have regular contractions or steady pain until about 8pm (baby was born at 4:01am, with 45 minutes of pushing). I was topped out at one point, and had a 25 minute contraction (which wasn't as bad as it sounds, I'd compare it to bad gas). I didn't really like that. So my downside was the contractions weren't very regular, and kept going from unnoticeable, to mildly painful and back. The upside was that there was a nurse only a few feet away at all times, which you won't get at home, haha. Also, once I had my water broken, I only had one painful contraction, and then my epidural. It took a little longer than I think it might've naturally, but it was nice to be so comfortable and have the nurse checking on me the entire time. If I could choose, I would be induced again! Answered by Jerrold Torralba 1 year ago.

Pitocin can cause jaundice. Other than that no problems, I was induced at 8 a.m., and didn't have my daughter til 9:30 the next morning. Answered by Eleanor Taddeo 1 year ago.

I was induced 10 days late with pitocin. As long as your cervix is ripe you shouldn't have any problems. And they can give you medicine to help that along too. I was only 1.5 cm when I was induced but my cervix was ripe. I never felt any pain until they broke my water, and I had my son 4.5 hours later. Answered by Ellsworth Nonaka 1 year ago.

I have pitocin with both of my deliveries, and they say it makes contractons worse, but id on't know about that. Neither of my babies had jaundice, so if that is a side effect, it didn't happen to me. As far as how long it takes, I started pitocin around 9am both times and one baby was born at 5pm, the other at 7pm. Best of luck, and congrats!! Answered by Shenika Battko 1 year ago.

You know what I found works pretty well? Nipple stimulation. Get a breat pump and start pumping! That will make the contractions come! I did that and it really sped things along. But when they did give me pitocin it REALLY sped things along and did make it more painful i think. I was against epidurals but caved in at that point. My son had no jaundice from it. Answered by Margareta Vanvickle 1 year ago.

My sister had to be induced with pitocin. It can be a bit more painful because it is forcing your body to work. Congrats! Answered by Bernita Istre 1 year ago.

i had an induced labor both times my son at 36 weeks i was 8cm dilated no contractions and completely effaced. they broke my water at 9am gave me pitocin at 12pm and my son was born at 618pm my labor was in my legs and my son had jaundice. my daughter on the other hand, i went into labor at 35 weeks and was dilating slow but still dilating. had contractions on and off all night at hosp. doc came in the morning and was going to send me home:no steady contractions, but i asked him to check and i was 7cm. he started me on pitocin at 930am and said he would be back at noon to break water and deliver...noon came and went no doc.nurse checked and i was 10. she called the doc and he said full throttle on oxytocin.no broken water...i had to wait until 300 before doc came back to see me and had gone through a whole bag of oxytocin iv. my uterus felt like it was going to explode!!!! my daughter was born 15 mins after he broke my water... just so you know i went all natural both times and plan on it with this one too. Answered by Laure Nezich 1 year ago.


Question on amnio. and pitocin?
I am diabetic and even though I have been on insulin and my diabetes are under control they are still going to induce labor on the fourth of July, though im not due until the 20th. My question is, They are going to do an amniocentesis to check the babies lung development before they induce....Does this hurt? ive... Asked by August Frair 1 year ago.

I am diabetic and even though I have been on insulin and my diabetes are under control they are still going to induce labor on the fourth of July, though im not due until the 20th. My question is, They are going to do an amniocentesis to check the babies lung development before they induce....Does this hurt? ive heard yes from one person, and no from another. Also they are using Pitocin to start the labor, does that make the contractions worse? If anyone has had both or either of these and could let me know, that would be great! thanks. Answered by Curt Modi 1 year ago.

Unfortunately the pitocin does make it worse than going normally but that's what the epidural is for. When they gave me the pitocin before the epidural the contractions I was having doubled in pain I was just feeling a slight pain before and by the time the anesthesiologist came in (over and hour later) they had to give me sadol to help with the pain because I was crying from it. What happens is pretty simple without the drug your body releases endorphins to control the pain the bigger and harder the contraction the more endorphins released it takes time for your body to do this. When the drugs are introduced your suddenly having contractions your body isn't quite ready for so they hurt a lot more.So my advise for you on this is to get the epidural as soon as they start hurting. I wish I could tell you about the amnio but I've never had one although I do know they use a local anesthetic Answered by Tamela Drainville 1 year ago.

I've had three babies without pain meds. Two of the labors involved pitocin. #2- Because labor wasn't progressing and #3 was an induction. The most important thing is that they increase the pitocin level GRADUALLY. If they do so, your body has time to get used to the fact that it's being forced into labor and the risk of c-section is reduced. But I would do all you can to get that induction closer to your due date. My last birth, the doctor wanted to induce on my due date, ACCORDING TO THEIR RECORDS, which they changed because of the perceived size of the baby in the ultrasounds. I KNEW that I got pregnant almost 2 weeks later, plus I was 3 and 5 days past due with my other children. So I insisted on holding off the induction until when I knew the due date was, so my body would be more ready. Everything went beautifully! My Charlie is a healthy, happy 7 month old now! (Oh! But I have no experience with amnio... sorry!) Answered by Claudine Gilcreast 1 year ago.

I had both at 34 weeks due to high blood pressure. The needle on the amnio is pretty freaky (long) It didn't hurt too bad. It was alittle prick in the tummy, then I could feel alittle pressure when it went into the uterus. Other than that it really wasn't bad. Made me alittle crampy for a few minutes. The pitocion I couldn't tell you that it made the contractions worse, since it was my first child, but the contractions were painful but after an epidural i took a 2 hour nap. I was giving the pitocin at 9 am and had my son at 4:07pm the same day. Answered by Twila Susmilch 1 year ago.

All I know about an amnio is that my sis said it hurt but not as bad as an epidural. It was more unnerving (seeing the needle) than painful to her. As for the Pitocin, I would highly recommend you get an epidural before they begin it. It made my contractions incredibly hard and right on top of each other. Even when I got the epidural I could feel everything intensely. With my other two deliveries I slept through the contractions until it was time to push. On the bright side my first labor lasted just a couple of hours unlike many others who are in labor all day. Answered by Keely Stilphen 1 year ago.

I used to be brought on with all of my pregnancies. It is correct that your contractions are extra excessive with the drug pitocin. My exertions used to be very lengthy with each youngster (50 hours the primary time, 36 hours the moment time, 18 hours the 3rd time) however I do not know if it used to be from the induction. I suppose I simply have quite dangerous success!! My idea has continuously been that if you're going to come to be having a c-segment it's going to occur whether or not you're brought on or no longer. But I suppose that there are stories declaring that your threat of getting a c-segment is larger whilst you're brought on. Being brought on is beautiful frightening, however I had no option...my frame refused to enter exertions on it is possess. Everything became out finally. I have one proposal although...get an epidural! It will loosen up you and take the agony away so you'll benefit from the delivery of your youngster!! By the way in which, sorry approximately your loss :( Answered by Hoyt Wolnik 1 year ago.

I was induced. The thing about being induced, is that there isn't hardly any "down" time. In the beginning , it's slow. You start feeling them within about 20 minutes of getting the shot, and the contractions just keep getting stronger, and stronger, and they don't stop ! It was the worst pain I've ever had in my life ! I thought I was going to go insane....and I was exhausted. (This went on for 6 hours.) Then I ended up with an emergency C-section. Answered by Sang Witkus 1 year ago.

I had an amnio and it didnt hurt at all. Actually it wasnt even uncomfortable I described it as going to the dentist as worse and even more painful. The key is to relax. My baby was 33 weeks when I had to ahve it for medical reasons for him. Answered by Shenita Diorio 1 year ago.

No, amnio doesn't hurt. I had one, and it really is just a pinch, then some pressure, and it's over in less than a minute. Don't stress about it. Answered by Roberta Salgado 1 year ago.

i personally havent had either of these but been there ith friends while they had thiers... as far as the induction .. it depends on wether or not you get any anistesia.. if you opt for the drugs it will definatly be worse than if you had not chose them.. because it inhibits your abilitys to do anything coherintly... the amino .. i know that i saw the pain on my firends face .. i wont lie she said it hurt . but then its worth it . but i would definatly opt out for drugs just to make your experience better . i just had my son on the 25th of may.. and i was aloud to even walk around most arent and i healed 50% faster if i had asked for the epi . Answered by Lynetta Brandenburg 1 year ago.


What year did hospitals begin using Pitocin?
Just need a year.. 70's 80's...? Asked by Teresa Galson 1 year ago.

Pitocin was discovered in 1953 by biochemist Vincent du Vigneaud. By 1955 Pitocin had been fully synthesized and was made available to physicians for labor induction. Although Pitocin has never been approved by the FDA, its use for elected labor induction was disapproved by the FDA in 1978. Answered by Loren Cuzzi 1 year ago.

My mother-in-law was just telling me that she was given Pitocin when she delivered my sister-in-law. She was born in 1976 so I'm sure it started early 1970's or so. I doubt it was 1960's that just seems too early. Answered by Ammie Hansil 1 year ago.


Info about Cervadil and Pitocin?
I am 39 weeks with mild preeclampsia. It is not effecting my blood pressure. I will go into the hospital for 12 hours to do my first round of Cervadil on wednesday and the plan to send me home. If it works they will start the Pitocin, if not another round of cervadil the next day. What should i expect with both of... Asked by Thad Vidler 1 year ago.

I am 39 weeks with mild preeclampsia. It is not effecting my blood pressure. I will go into the hospital for 12 hours to do my first round of Cervadil on wednesday and the plan to send me home. If it works they will start the Pitocin, if not another round of cervadil the next day. What should i expect with both of these. Do they work? How Quckly? Alternatives I should know about. Im 19 and this will be my first baby Answered by Jarrett Shalwani 1 year ago.

I was induced with all three of my girls. The first with Cervadil and then Pitocin and the last two with just Pitocin. With the Cervadil I had to stay in the hospital on monitors. I didn't realize they could let you leave. I was also diagnosed with mild preeclampsia with my first. The cervadil started working rather quickly and I started having uncomfortable contractions within the hour. I quickly went from 1 cm to 4 cm within 3 hrs. They started the Pitocin the next morning. I never needed a second round of Cervadil. The Pitocin started contractions (strong) within an hour. They broke my water at 5 cm. That's when I got my epidural. I started Pit. at 8 a.m. and had my daughter at 5:47 p.m. So it wasn't a horribly long time from start to finish. With my second I was already 3 cm so I got to go in the morning to start Pit. Started at 8:30 a.m. had her at 7:21 p.m. Slightly longer labor with her. My third daughter, I had a midwife. She broke my water and let me walk around for a few hours. But I was already dilated to 3 cm with her, so also no need for Cervadil. After not much progress, they started the Pit. Started at 1:30 and had her at 5:36 p.m. So it was short and sweet. I had different labors with all three though. All with epidurals. But contractions were very close with the first two. The last one my contractions never got closer than 5 min. apart and weren't ever as strong as the first two labors. So I can't tell you exactly what to expect. Just that everyone is different. I wish you the best. I hope that any information that I gave you can help. I think all you can do is just wait and see what happens. As far as other alternatives, my midwife suggested Evening Primrose Oil, available at most drugstores. It can be taken orally or used as a vaginal suppository, or you can break open the capsule and rub it on your cervix. But ask your doctor before hand. There might be a reason you shouldn't take it. Answered by Clorinda Dalley 1 year ago.

I went 3 weeks past my due date with my first and had to be induced. I refused to let them give me pitocin and asked for cervadil instead (if looks like a tiny piece of show string with medicine on it that they insert up by your cervix) then they had me walk around, after about an hour I was having regular contraction, and after they took it out my contractions continued so I never had to use the pitocin. Good luck! Answered by Reina Aprigliano 1 year ago.

my hosp wont send you home with cervadil... becuse it can cause some issues, and some people have a alergic reaction to it... most people i hear get 2 doses, then pitocin gets started... you can get pain relife around 4cm i had a stalled labor with broken water, and i was at 4cm when amited to the hosp. i got pitocin right away witha epi.. since i was already 4cm.. my pitocin worked GREAT i prgressed very nicely on it... if my babys still here in a couple of days i will be going in for a induction... but they said i would get the cervidill 1st but i will be IN hosp for the whole of it Answered by Cary Tabin 1 year ago.

I was never a labor and delivery nurse, but when I was in nursing school we used pitocin. It increases contractions and intensifies them. I'm not sure about cervadil, but since you've got the exact names look them up on webmd.com or another medical site. It's really fascinating to read the real story on medications. Best of luck to you and your new sweetie pie! Answered by Moira Panaro 1 year ago.

I only had pitocin, and i had the pill put into my cervix, well it took 6 hours for my water to break, after my water broke i went into labor about 10 minutes later, it was hard labor! no little contractions every 2-5 minutes it was straight to hard labor! and then 6 1/2 hours of hard labor, and 1 1/2 hours of pushing my little boy was born! congrats!! Answered by Noreen Fechtel 1 year ago.

wow! they send you home? i had three doses of cervadil with my induction and they caused the most intense strong contractions ever! i guess i could of delt with them at home but you don't know fast your cervix will change. be prepared for strong contractions. i wish someone would have told me that...not just that it softens your cervix. good luck!! :) Answered by Kindra Griffey 1 year ago.


Primrose oil And Pitocin?
Primrose Oil is what my doctor told me to take. Has anyone ever taking this and it helped? Also Everyone saida bout Pitocin and that it really helps... Where Do I get that stuff from. Can I get it at walmart or do I need a prescrpition? And Does that actually work.... Im 39 weeks pregnant and I cant take the pain... Asked by Olin Goldsboro 1 year ago.

Primrose Oil is what my doctor told me to take. Has anyone ever taking this and it helped? Also Everyone saida bout Pitocin and that it really helps... Where Do I get that stuff from. Can I get it at walmart or do I need a prescrpition? And Does that actually work.... Im 39 weeks pregnant and I cant take the pain anymore.... My doc said she would have reptured my membrances but im not dialted yet. Answered by Avril Kurkowski 1 year ago.

Pitocin is what they give you at the hospital to induce you and cannot be bought in any store. It is given through your IV and should only be administered in a hospital where you can be monitored. You shouldn't try to force your baby out. He/she will come on their own time and terms. Just relax, get a lot of rest, pack your bag, tie up your odds and ends, get the rest of the baby's stuff ready and SLEEP. You won't be able to do much of this once your baby comes so take advantage of it now. Once you have your baby you'll miss being pregnant. Good LucK! Answered by Phyllis Ervine 1 year ago.

Pitocin is given by IV at the hospital to induce labor. Most doctors will not go to this length unless you are past due. The primrose oil should help. Breast stimulation and sex are other options that might help. Both breast stimulation and sex will cause contractions and help to soften your cervix. Answered by James Hohmann 1 year ago.

As far as I know Pitocin is only availabe through the doctor, but I could be wrong. Primrose oil you can get at walmart, health food stores or herb stores Answered by Etsuko Boudrie 1 year ago.

Pitocin is an IV drug that the HOSPITAL will give you to induce the labor. If your waters have broken, you have to go to the hospital- there are risks of infection if you wait too long. Answered by Vivien Sigmund 1 year ago.


What is your comments on pitocin or cytotec?
i am doing a current issue report and need some comments from women who have experienced either drug. Asked by Bruce Lusignan 1 year ago.

Cytotec is a drug used to thin the cervix, or help begin early labor. It causes menstrual like cramps, that eventually lead to contractions. Pitocin is a drug that is used to start labor or aid in labor. It causes contractions and is usually the most painful one. Its titrated until the contractions are 2-3 minutes apart. Many women have told me its much more painful than cytotec or natural labor. Answered by Norbert Deubler 1 year ago.

My water broke at 37 weeks when my first son was born. My cervix had barely begun to dilate so they started induction with Pitocin. I was determined to go natural childbirth and I have to say it is not fun when induced. Having the Pitocin was absolutely horrible. I would suggest that anyone who has no choice but to be induced this way take some pain control. Luckily my 2nd son came much easier and did not require induction. Natural childbirth went much smoother. Answered by Lashawna Weech 1 year ago.

I had pitocin with my first delivery. I went for my 40 week check up and they found I had not enough amniotic fluid, so they ordered an immediate induction. I started it at 6pm and didnt have any contractions at all.. they stopped it at 9pm. Then the next morning, they started it again, and it began to work pretty quickly.. I found that compared with natural labor the contractions came on much more suddenly and were more powerful and painful. I guess it seemed to happen so fast. Hope this helps Answered by Myrtie Rogugbakaa 1 year ago.

Induced cause of high BP.... on pitocin and magnesium sulfate [for bp]... worse experience ever.....so i felt drowsy [magnesium] and with horrible contractions [pitocin].... until the 2nd epideral worked.... I've heard pitocin is worse on the baby because of the strength and length or contractions Answered by Rosaura Sherick 1 year ago.

pitocin makes the contractions 100 percent worse but it gets the job done Answered by Stephania Layel 1 year ago.

One of my friends had pitocin, it caused her contractions to come on so hard and fast that it was cutting off the baby's blood supply. They had to perform an emergency C-Section. Answered by Shante Cather 1 year ago.


How safe is Pitocin?
My induction is scheduled for next Monday. My doctor told me that she would break my water and give me pitocin..Im no doctor, but I feel that if she breaks my water, there wouldn't be any need for the pitocin...right??? Asked by Angeline Tomson 1 year ago.

Pitocin is safe...it forces your uterus to dialate and begin contractions and i'm pretty sure they give it to you before they break your water... i had my baby induced and this is basically how it went: arrive night before start pitocin wait until contractions start to get strong break water (if it doesn't do it on its own) they broke mine about 9 am start labor have baby! my baby was in my arms at 1:30 pm :) edit: also, there is no proof that it makes labor any longer or harder than 'normal' (if there is a 'normal' labor!)...my labor was not extremely long or even extraordinarily painful...so don't let people freak you out...just relax, and be excited that you are bringing a baby into this world! Answered by Son Thurby 1 year ago.

I was induced 4 weeks ago and my Dr. used pitocin as well. I HATED IT! I never thought that the pain would be so intense. I never ended up dialating more then 4 cms and my baby's heart beat was dropping so I had to have a c-section 20 hours into labor. Sorry to scare you, but I just dont want others to have my experience. It all depends on the person though. I have friends who have had no problems with being induced/pitocin. Good luck! Answered by Tania Dillenbeck 1 year ago.

That just depends , I would ask her to hold of with the pitocin to see if you progress with your waters broken only . I was induced with pitocin and waters broken with 1st . With the 2nd she broke my waters and 3 hours later she was here. 3rd they inserted gel night before broke my waters the next day and 2 hours later i had her .. so its not really necassary to use the drug unless your not progressing in labour at all . Good Luck Answered by Fredda Illovsky 1 year ago.

you may still need pitocin if you dont kick into full labor by yourself. I have had pitocin with both my babies, and let me tell you , it makes you bleed worse and it makes the contractions 10 times as painful so be prepared. my first was natural birth and my second was c section, 9 years apart and both times the pitocin gave me the same reaction, harder contractions and worse bleeding,of course it was worse with the natural because with the c section they could control the bleeding more. pitocin also makes you vomit and can lower the babys heart rate. with any luck you will go into full labor on your own by then. good luck thumbs down all you want, I've been there twice the last time was 7 weeks ago. Answered by Sherly Cavey 1 year ago.

It's really not good for the baby for a woman not to give birth within 24 hours or so of her water breaking, so you'll definitely need the pitocin. Having your water broken might help speed things along once you are in labor, but it's highly unlikely that it will cause labor to begin. Good luck! Answered by Darius Perkerson 1 year ago.

Oh yes you dont always go into labour once your waters have broken besides once your water is broken you only have 12 or 24 hrs before potential infections (sorry i cant remember) anyway the pitcoin drip will be put on the lowest level to start with to see how your body reacts to that. Now if your lucky you wont get some trainee midwife who puts your drip on the highest flipping level and the trained midwife doesnt even check on the level and your body goes into shock as the contractions come thick and fast and your body does not have time to recover. I am sorry if i scared you but please get your birthing partner to ask questions for you. Good luck Answered by Tarsha Henriguez 1 year ago.

Pitocin increases the risk of uterine rupture. The baby is more likely to have jaundice later. The chance of c-sec is much higher when pitocin is used. Plus, it hurts much worse than regular labor. Answered by Sharolyn Cunio 1 year ago.

the pitocin is to make you have contractioons and contractions help you to dialate it is normal and safe good luck with birth Answered by Luci Biedekapp 1 year ago.

Is Pitocin Safe Answered by Milan Turrentine 1 year ago.

confident that's secure i attempted it yet my boy wasn't waiting yet so i had a c-section and a Dr who's nick call from the nurses exchange into slice and cube bc some thing like 60% of his sufferers have been c-section..... i didnt be responsive to untill after Answered by Julio Arters 1 year ago.


Any problems with pitocin?
I'm being induced Monday night, I am really nervous.. They told me they will be using pitocin.. I am just wondering if anyone had any troubles or even if it made things easier on them? I am just trying to find out peoples experiences with it.. Im only dilated to 1 cm and I'm 41 weeks along. Do you... Asked by Ulysses Brafman 1 year ago.

I'm being induced Monday night, I am really nervous.. They told me they will be using pitocin.. I am just wondering if anyone had any troubles or even if it made things easier on them? I am just trying to find out peoples experiences with it.. Im only dilated to 1 cm and I'm 41 weeks along. Do you think my induction will be more painful since I'm not very dilated? Any help please! Answered by Chan Seber 1 year ago.

I hate pitocin!! I was in labor for at least 12 hours.....progressing well (or so I thought). I was given pitocin to speed things up a bit. I was in so much pain after that and stopped dilating altogether. I pushed for 2 hours straight and still ended up with a c-section. It was used in my second delivery (an attempted VBAC) and after it was used, baby's heart rate went totally funky on us, so I still needed an emergency c-section. I would never touch it again. My sister was given pitocin with her first child since she wasn't progressing....it gave her a lot of painful contractions, very hard and fast, though it didn't help her dilate at all. She had a c-section after the longest time. She opted for an elective c-section the next time. I wish you the best with it....let's hope you go into labor on your own first though! Answered by Danelle Camba 1 year ago.

i started my contractions at 11:30 pm the night before i was gonna be induced at 8:00 the next morning . they didn't actually do anything so they gave me the pitocin and broke my water the contractions were really hard really fast and they hurt but i got an epidural and everything was great. 4 hours after they started the pitocin, i started pushing. an hour later, my daughter was born. i only pushed for an hour because she was huge and stuck. the pitocin made it way faster. i'm not sure if it made it hurt more but eipdurals are great. Answered by Kirby Zavala 1 year ago.

They put a bulb catheter in me to get my dialation going, along with the pitocin during induction. After 16 hours, I was still only 4.5 cm, and the baby's heartrate was decreasing with each contraction. So after all the labor (while the bulb thing was in the first 12 hours, I could not have an epidural. It was miserable!), I had a c-section. Answered by Annis Davaz 1 year ago.

Heh. Well it depends. It took a really really long time to get the level right. I got hooked up at 8am, and didn't have regular contractions or steady pain until about 8pm (baby was born at 4:01am, with 45 minutes of pushing). I was topped out at one point, and had a 25 minute contraction (which wasn't as bad as it sounds, I'd compare it to bad gas). I didn't really like that. So my downside was the contractions weren't very regular, and kept going from unnoticeable, to mildly painful and back. The upside was that there was a nurse only a few feet away at all times, which you won't get at home, haha. Also, once I had my water broken, I only had one painful contraction, and then my epidural. It took a little longer than I think it might've naturally, but it was nice to be so comfortable and have the nurse checking on me the entire time. If I could choose, I would be induced again! Answered by Latina Breihan 1 year ago.

Pitocin can cause jaundice. Other than that no problems, I was induced at 8 a.m., and didn't have my daughter til 9:30 the next morning. Answered by Rigoberto Warmack 1 year ago.

I was induced 10 days late with pitocin. As long as your cervix is ripe you shouldn't have any problems. And they can give you medicine to help that along too. I was only 1.5 cm when I was induced but my cervix was ripe. I never felt any pain until they broke my water, and I had my son 4.5 hours later. Answered by Shawnna Magri 1 year ago.

I have pitocin with both of my deliveries, and they say it makes contractons worse, but id on't know about that. Neither of my babies had jaundice, so if that is a side effect, it didn't happen to me. As far as how long it takes, I started pitocin around 9am both times and one baby was born at 5pm, the other at 7pm. Best of luck, and congrats!! Answered by Janise Dollak 1 year ago.

You know what I found works pretty well? Nipple stimulation. Get a breat pump and start pumping! That will make the contractions come! I did that and it really sped things along. But when they did give me pitocin it REALLY sped things along and did make it more painful i think. I was against epidurals but caved in at that point. My son had no jaundice from it. Answered by Cathie Ports 1 year ago.

My sister had to be induced with pitocin. It can be a bit more painful because it is forcing your body to work. Congrats! Answered by Isidro Roaden 1 year ago.

i had an induced labor both times my son at 36 weeks i was 8cm dilated no contractions and completely effaced. they broke my water at 9am gave me pitocin at 12pm and my son was born at 618pm my labor was in my legs and my son had jaundice. my daughter on the other hand, i went into labor at 35 weeks and was dilating slow but still dilating. had contractions on and off all night at hosp. doc came in the morning and was going to send me home:no steady contractions, but i asked him to check and i was 7cm. he started me on pitocin at 930am and said he would be back at noon to break water and deliver...noon came and went no doc.nurse checked and i was 10. she called the doc and he said full throttle on oxytocin.no broken water...i had to wait until 300 before doc came back to see me and had gone through a whole bag of oxytocin iv. my uterus felt like it was going to explode!!!! my daughter was born 15 mins after he broke my water... just so you know i went all natural both times and plan on it with this one too. Answered by Lelia Tinkey 1 year ago.


Question on amnio. and pitocin?
I am diabetic and even though I have been on insulin and my diabetes are under control they are still going to induce labor on the fourth of July, though im not due until the 20th. My question is, They are going to do an amniocentesis to check the babies lung development before they induce....Does this hurt? ive... Asked by Lavonne Barclift 1 year ago.

I am diabetic and even though I have been on insulin and my diabetes are under control they are still going to induce labor on the fourth of July, though im not due until the 20th. My question is, They are going to do an amniocentesis to check the babies lung development before they induce....Does this hurt? ive heard yes from one person, and no from another. Also they are using Pitocin to start the labor, does that make the contractions worse? If anyone has had both or either of these and could let me know, that would be great! thanks. Answered by Tesha Eunice 1 year ago.

Unfortunately the pitocin does make it worse than going normally but that's what the epidural is for. When they gave me the pitocin before the epidural the contractions I was having doubled in pain I was just feeling a slight pain before and by the time the anesthesiologist came in (over and hour later) they had to give me sadol to help with the pain because I was crying from it. What happens is pretty simple without the drug your body releases endorphins to control the pain the bigger and harder the contraction the more endorphins released it takes time for your body to do this. When the drugs are introduced your suddenly having contractions your body isn't quite ready for so they hurt a lot more.So my advise for you on this is to get the epidural as soon as they start hurting. I wish I could tell you about the amnio but I've never had one although I do know they use a local anesthetic Answered by Carol Housner 1 year ago.

I've had three babies without pain meds. Two of the labors involved pitocin. #2- Because labor wasn't progressing and #3 was an induction. The most important thing is that they increase the pitocin level GRADUALLY. If they do so, your body has time to get used to the fact that it's being forced into labor and the risk of c-section is reduced. But I would do all you can to get that induction closer to your due date. My last birth, the doctor wanted to induce on my due date, ACCORDING TO THEIR RECORDS, which they changed because of the perceived size of the baby in the ultrasounds. I KNEW that I got pregnant almost 2 weeks later, plus I was 3 and 5 days past due with my other children. So I insisted on holding off the induction until when I knew the due date was, so my body would be more ready. Everything went beautifully! My Charlie is a healthy, happy 7 month old now! (Oh! But I have no experience with amnio... sorry!) Answered by Herschel Shebchuk 1 year ago.

I had both at 34 weeks due to high blood pressure. The needle on the amnio is pretty freaky (long) It didn't hurt too bad. It was alittle prick in the tummy, then I could feel alittle pressure when it went into the uterus. Other than that it really wasn't bad. Made me alittle crampy for a few minutes. The pitocion I couldn't tell you that it made the contractions worse, since it was my first child, but the contractions were painful but after an epidural i took a 2 hour nap. I was giving the pitocin at 9 am and had my son at 4:07pm the same day. Answered by Laine Harne 1 year ago.

All I know about an amnio is that my sis said it hurt but not as bad as an epidural. It was more unnerving (seeing the needle) than painful to her. As for the Pitocin, I would highly recommend you get an epidural before they begin it. It made my contractions incredibly hard and right on top of each other. Even when I got the epidural I could feel everything intensely. With my other two deliveries I slept through the contractions until it was time to push. On the bright side my first labor lasted just a couple of hours unlike many others who are in labor all day. Answered by Kara Gaton 1 year ago.

I used to be brought on with all of my pregnancies. It is correct that your contractions are extra excessive with the drug pitocin. My exertions used to be very lengthy with each youngster (50 hours the primary time, 36 hours the moment time, 18 hours the 3rd time) however I do not know if it used to be from the induction. I suppose I simply have quite dangerous success!! My idea has continuously been that if you're going to come to be having a c-segment it's going to occur whether or not you're brought on or no longer. But I suppose that there are stories declaring that your threat of getting a c-segment is larger whilst you're brought on. Being brought on is beautiful frightening, however I had no option...my frame refused to enter exertions on it is possess. Everything became out finally. I have one proposal although...get an epidural! It will loosen up you and take the agony away so you'll benefit from the delivery of your youngster!! By the way in which, sorry approximately your loss :( Answered by Leslie Beul 1 year ago.

I was induced. The thing about being induced, is that there isn't hardly any "down" time. In the beginning , it's slow. You start feeling them within about 20 minutes of getting the shot, and the contractions just keep getting stronger, and stronger, and they don't stop ! It was the worst pain I've ever had in my life ! I thought I was going to go insane....and I was exhausted. (This went on for 6 hours.) Then I ended up with an emergency C-section. Answered by Marlo Sarpy 1 year ago.

I had an amnio and it didnt hurt at all. Actually it wasnt even uncomfortable I described it as going to the dentist as worse and even more painful. The key is to relax. My baby was 33 weeks when I had to ahve it for medical reasons for him. Answered by Tommy Candella 1 year ago.

No, amnio doesn't hurt. I had one, and it really is just a pinch, then some pressure, and it's over in less than a minute. Don't stress about it. Answered by Felicitas Leysath 1 year ago.

i personally havent had either of these but been there ith friends while they had thiers... as far as the induction .. it depends on wether or not you get any anistesia.. if you opt for the drugs it will definatly be worse than if you had not chose them.. because it inhibits your abilitys to do anything coherintly... the amino .. i know that i saw the pain on my firends face .. i wont lie she said it hurt . but then its worth it . but i would definatly opt out for drugs just to make your experience better . i just had my son on the 25th of may.. and i was aloud to even walk around most arent and i healed 50% faster if i had asked for the epi . Answered by Maudie Camberos 1 year ago.


What year did hospitals begin using Pitocin?
Just need a year.. 70's 80's...? Asked by Boyd Bodensteiner 1 year ago.

Pitocin was discovered in 1953 by biochemist Vincent du Vigneaud. By 1955 Pitocin had been fully synthesized and was made available to physicians for labor induction. Although Pitocin has never been approved by the FDA, its use for elected labor induction was disapproved by the FDA in 1978. Answered by Michal Cordero 1 year ago.

My mother-in-law was just telling me that she was given Pitocin when she delivered my sister-in-law. She was born in 1976 so I'm sure it started early 1970's or so. I doubt it was 1960's that just seems too early. Answered by Kimi Manghane 1 year ago.


Info about Cervadil and Pitocin?
I am 39 weeks with mild preeclampsia. It is not effecting my blood pressure. I will go into the hospital for 12 hours to do my first round of Cervadil on wednesday and the plan to send me home. If it works they will start the Pitocin, if not another round of cervadil the next day. What should i expect with both of... Asked by Lakisha Turcott 1 year ago.

I am 39 weeks with mild preeclampsia. It is not effecting my blood pressure. I will go into the hospital for 12 hours to do my first round of Cervadil on wednesday and the plan to send me home. If it works they will start the Pitocin, if not another round of cervadil the next day. What should i expect with both of these. Do they work? How Quckly? Alternatives I should know about. Im 19 and this will be my first baby Answered by Lora Masri 1 year ago.

I was induced with all three of my girls. The first with Cervadil and then Pitocin and the last two with just Pitocin. With the Cervadil I had to stay in the hospital on monitors. I didn't realize they could let you leave. I was also diagnosed with mild preeclampsia with my first. The cervadil started working rather quickly and I started having uncomfortable contractions within the hour. I quickly went from 1 cm to 4 cm within 3 hrs. They started the Pitocin the next morning. I never needed a second round of Cervadil. The Pitocin started contractions (strong) within an hour. They broke my water at 5 cm. That's when I got my epidural. I started Pit. at 8 a.m. and had my daughter at 5:47 p.m. So it wasn't a horribly long time from start to finish. With my second I was already 3 cm so I got to go in the morning to start Pit. Started at 8:30 a.m. had her at 7:21 p.m. Slightly longer labor with her. My third daughter, I had a midwife. She broke my water and let me walk around for a few hours. But I was already dilated to 3 cm with her, so also no need for Cervadil. After not much progress, they started the Pit. Started at 1:30 and had her at 5:36 p.m. So it was short and sweet. I had different labors with all three though. All with epidurals. But contractions were very close with the first two. The last one my contractions never got closer than 5 min. apart and weren't ever as strong as the first two labors. So I can't tell you exactly what to expect. Just that everyone is different. I wish you the best. I hope that any information that I gave you can help. I think all you can do is just wait and see what happens. As far as other alternatives, my midwife suggested Evening Primrose Oil, available at most drugstores. It can be taken orally or used as a vaginal suppository, or you can break open the capsule and rub it on your cervix. But ask your doctor before hand. There might be a reason you shouldn't take it. Answered by Clarisa Cannuli 1 year ago.

I went 3 weeks past my due date with my first and had to be induced. I refused to let them give me pitocin and asked for cervadil instead (if looks like a tiny piece of show string with medicine on it that they insert up by your cervix) then they had me walk around, after about an hour I was having regular contraction, and after they took it out my contractions continued so I never had to use the pitocin. Good luck! Answered by Heriberto Sartori 1 year ago.

my hosp wont send you home with cervadil... becuse it can cause some issues, and some people have a alergic reaction to it... most people i hear get 2 doses, then pitocin gets started... you can get pain relife around 4cm i had a stalled labor with broken water, and i was at 4cm when amited to the hosp. i got pitocin right away witha epi.. since i was already 4cm.. my pitocin worked GREAT i prgressed very nicely on it... if my babys still here in a couple of days i will be going in for a induction... but they said i would get the cervidill 1st but i will be IN hosp for the whole of it Answered by Donnell Pradel 1 year ago.

I was never a labor and delivery nurse, but when I was in nursing school we used pitocin. It increases contractions and intensifies them. I'm not sure about cervadil, but since you've got the exact names look them up on webmd.com or another medical site. It's really fascinating to read the real story on medications. Best of luck to you and your new sweetie pie! Answered by Frankie Arnn 1 year ago.

I only had pitocin, and i had the pill put into my cervix, well it took 6 hours for my water to break, after my water broke i went into labor about 10 minutes later, it was hard labor! no little contractions every 2-5 minutes it was straight to hard labor! and then 6 1/2 hours of hard labor, and 1 1/2 hours of pushing my little boy was born! congrats!! Answered by Jackelyn Perich 1 year ago.

wow! they send you home? i had three doses of cervadil with my induction and they caused the most intense strong contractions ever! i guess i could of delt with them at home but you don't know fast your cervix will change. be prepared for strong contractions. i wish someone would have told me that...not just that it softens your cervix. good luck!! :) Answered by Frieda Doring 1 year ago.


Primrose oil And Pitocin?
Primrose Oil is what my doctor told me to take. Has anyone ever taking this and it helped? Also Everyone saida bout Pitocin and that it really helps... Where Do I get that stuff from. Can I get it at walmart or do I need a prescrpition? And Does that actually work.... Im 39 weeks pregnant and I cant take the pain... Asked by Carl Yoshida 1 year ago.

Primrose Oil is what my doctor told me to take. Has anyone ever taking this and it helped? Also Everyone saida bout Pitocin and that it really helps... Where Do I get that stuff from. Can I get it at walmart or do I need a prescrpition? And Does that actually work.... Im 39 weeks pregnant and I cant take the pain anymore.... My doc said she would have reptured my membrances but im not dialted yet. Answered by Junita Fitterer 1 year ago.

Pitocin is what they give you at the hospital to induce you and cannot be bought in any store. It is given through your IV and should only be administered in a hospital where you can be monitored. You shouldn't try to force your baby out. He/she will come on their own time and terms. Just relax, get a lot of rest, pack your bag, tie up your odds and ends, get the rest of the baby's stuff ready and SLEEP. You won't be able to do much of this once your baby comes so take advantage of it now. Once you have your baby you'll miss being pregnant. Good LucK! Answered by Mazie Ozuna 1 year ago.

Pitocin is given by IV at the hospital to induce labor. Most doctors will not go to this length unless you are past due. The primrose oil should help. Breast stimulation and sex are other options that might help. Both breast stimulation and sex will cause contractions and help to soften your cervix. Answered by Margrett Turnquist 1 year ago.

As far as I know Pitocin is only availabe through the doctor, but I could be wrong. Primrose oil you can get at walmart, health food stores or herb stores Answered by Oscar Duguay 1 year ago.

Pitocin is an IV drug that the HOSPITAL will give you to induce the labor. If your waters have broken, you have to go to the hospital- there are risks of infection if you wait too long. Answered by Gwen Odien 1 year ago.


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