Oxytocin is a natural hormone that causes the uterus to contract. Oxytocin is used to induce labor or strengthen labor contractions during childbirth, and to control bleeding after childbirth. Oxytocin is also used to stimulate uterine contractions in a woman with an incomplete or threatened miscarriage. Oxytocin may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Oxytocin is a neurohypophysial mammalian hormone that primarily acts as a neuromodulator in your brain. Oxytocin is a generic medication that induces labor in females with Rh problems preeclampsia, diabetes or in the fetus or the mother best interest. Oxytocin drug belongs to the class of medication the uterotonic agents and has a brand name Pitocin.