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Solution for Injection
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effects not listed in this leaflet. See section 4.
In this leaflet:
1. What Oxytocin 5 IU and Oxytocin 10 IU solutions for injection are and what they are used for
2. Before you take Oxytocin 5 IU and Oxytocin 10 IU solutions for injection
3. How to take Oxytocin 5 IU and Oxytocin 10 IU solutions for injection
4. Possible side effects
5. Storing your Oxytocin 5 IU and Oxytocin 10 IU solutions for injection
6. Contents of the pack and other information
1. WHAT OXYTOCIN 5 IU SOLUTION FOR INJECTION OR OXYTOCIN 10 IU SOLUTION FOR INJECTION ARE AND WHAT THEY ARE USED FOR.
Each Oxytocin ampoule contains oxytocin EP, 5 IU (International Units) or 10 IU in 1 ml solution, equivalent to 8.5 micrograms or 17 micrograms respectively. Oxytocin is a drug that belongs to the group of medicines called oxytocins and it is identical with oxytocin, a hormone released by the pituitary gland, which has an effect on the muscles of the uterus (womb). Oxytocin is used to help the muscles of the womb contract.