User Reviews for Pitocin
Pitocin has an average rating of 3.3 out of 10 from a total of 8 reviews on Drugs.com. 25% of reviewers reported a positive experience, while 75% reported a negative experience.
For Labor Induction "I was a low risk mom that has long labors, but pushed into Pitocin. 11 hours on Pitocin while I told them that they were not stopping, I begged for an epidural. I’m certain that the monitors missed the distress my daughter was in while the staff just kept treating me like a drama queen as I told them repeatedly that I was dying. Eliza was vacuumed out of me. She was born with low oxygen and blood levels and they could not resuscitate her. The Pitocin literally squeezed her to death. She passed away three hours later. I was told that she must’ve had a heart defect that was missed despite the fact that I knew it was the labor drugs. I could barely handle it, so how could she?!? A week later, I was readmitted for “postpartum preeclampsia”, but I was a walking water balloon. I lost 11 pounds of fluids in 24 hours on magnesium. It took three people to draw my blood. I am sure that it was water toxicity and a side affect of the Pitocin. I’m probably lucky to have survived myself."
For Labor Induction "This drug was dangerous to me and my baby. My baby was born not breathing but they saved her. I was readmitted to the hospital with postpartum preeclampsia a day after they sent me home. I was so bad that I was admitted to the ICU. I lost 30 pounds in fluids after the magnesium. I was so swollen I could barely walk. I will never take this drug again. Please don’t get induced unless it is a life threatening situation."
For Labor Induction "This drug was so dangerous for me and my baby . The dr was no help either . I had an allergic reaction to this pill and was given it twice . I couldn’t breathe and my son’s oxygen levels dropped to nothing . We both lived but was moments away from death . Scariest thing that ever happen to me . Don’t use this"
For Labor Induction "I was administered Pitocin during my delivery and had a severe reaction. My daughter's and my own heart rate and breathing dropped dramatically. I repeatedly asked the doctor for a C-section as I felt something was wrong. However, the doctor insisted on using a vacuum to extract the baby, even though I was not fully dilated. The contractions were the worst I had ever experienced, coming every 30 seconds. Fortunately, another doctor took over and I had an emergency C-section, which saved my daughter's life. If I could rate Pitocin, I would give it a minus zero."
For Labor Induction "It killed my wife and the baby, they need to tell all the cons, and side effects of this - not just the pros"
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For Labor Induction "They used Pitocin to induce all of my three labors. It was effective right away...I dilated very quickly and experienced no side effects. Very happy with it!"
For Labor Induction "It caused my baby to have heart decels and my first c-section. I ran fever and vomiting, excruciating pain, no dilation. I don’t recommend"
For Labor Induction "I had a wonderful experience on pitocin. No side effects and labor pains were manageable. Hoping to be induced again this time!"
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