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This famous hormone called Oxytocin is called the “love hormone” due to its characteristic feature of effecting human behavior and to induce empathy, love, generosity, sexual inclination and bonding in them. This hormone is administered externally inducing labor in women and facilitate child birth, also to stop bleeding after delivery of the baby. It actually increases calcium in the muscle cells that influences uterus contraction, hence it is actually used to help in cause contraction in the uterus thereby facilitating the delivery. Oxytocin is also used to help mothers with breastfeeding and to stimulate milk production.

Oxytocin is a safe medicine when used in the proper dosage. Some of the side effects of this medicine which are reported are increased blood pressure, increased or decreased heart rate, changes in uterine blood flow, nausea and vomiting, allergic reactions ranging from mild to severe, any rupture in the uterus.

Long term or systemic administration of Oxytocin may result in impairment of memory retrieval process as well. This medicine shouldn’t be used if your birth canal is too narrow or small, or the fetus is in a difficult position in the wound and is in distress.

Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a Obstetrician before using this medicine.

In addition to its intended effect, Oxytocin may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.
Slow heart rate
Increased heart rate.
Is It safe with alcohol?
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?
Syntocinon 5iu injection is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Human and animal studies have shown significant adverse effects on the foetus. Please consult your doctor.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?
Caution is advised when driving or operating machinery. Women with uterine contractions should not drive or use machines.
Does this affect kidney function?
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Does this affect liver function?
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Are there any missed dose instructions?
If you miss a dose of Oxytocin, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.
Below is the list of medicines, which contains Oxytocin as ingredient
Zydus Cadila
Novartis India Ltd
Lincoln Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Laborate Pharmaceuticals India Ltd
Novartis India Ltd
TTK Healthcare Ltd
Mercury Healthcare Pvt Ltd
Mankind Pharma Ltd
Nitin Lifesciences Ltd
Ind Swift Laboratories Ltd
Shreya Life Sciences Pvt Ltd
Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Dial Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
Oxytocin is a hormone that works by increasing the intracellular Ca2+ levels in the body. This in turn, promotes uterine contraction by activating the contractile protein actomyosin’s light chain kinase and thus helps in facilitating childbirth.
What are you using Oxytocin for?
sexual inclination
stop bleeding after delivery
How much was the improvement?
How long did it take before seeing improvement?
Within 2 hours
Within a day
Within 6 hours
Within 2 days
How frequently did you take this medicine?
Once a day
Not taking on daily level
Twice a day
Four times A Day
Thrice a day
How did you take this medicine?
With or without food
With Food
What were the side effects of this medicine?
Increased heart rate
Slow heart rate
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Popular Questions & Answers

How to control masturbation. I have masturbated daily, due to this my face is covered by pimples. I try to stop but I have not control on me. My left side testis slightly bigger but I don't have any pain on my testis. My friends also don't like me due to this. Please give me some answer.

Homeopath, Chennai
How to control masturbation. I have masturbated daily, due to this my face is covered by pimples. I try to stop but I...
To control mastrubation first avoid using smart phone. Which affect your sleep, which grab your time and create stress. And it will reduce your physical activity. Your metabolism will abruptly get change and soon you become diabetic and prolonged use cause cervical spondylytis. Abnormal sleep, less physical activity and metabolic changes causes more pimple. Mastrubation is a kind which give instant gratification and relief from mental stress with due secretion of oxytocin and other hormone. But frequent usage will not make physically impotent but mentally you loose interest of having sex with wife or girl friend instead you dwell upon mastrubation. Have good sleep and do regular exercise and concentrate on good activities.
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Hair condition is too bad after masturbating for minimum 4-5 yrs. Front hair is 75% gone. Please suggest something I am only 22 years old. And I know the reason and the reason is masturbation.

MD-Ayurveda, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine & Surgery (BAMS)
Sexologist, Haldwani
Hair condition is too bad after masturbating for minimum 4-5 yrs. Front hair is 75% gone. Please suggest something I ...
Hello- After years of excessive masturbation, males begin to notice different stages of hair loss, depending on the severity of their masturbatory activity. Herbal formula can help to rejuvenate your hair root and follicles. Many herbs in the formula can help reduce oxytocin synthesis, limit the stress response, enhance liver and remove DHT from the body. Some men may prefer a daily herbal tincture using this recipe.

Endophrine released during Sex will causes the Weight Gain or Increase the breast size in Womens.

M.D. Consultant Pathologist, CCEBDM Diabetes, PGDS Sexology USA, CCMTD Thyroid, ACDMC Heart Disease, CCMH Hypertension, ECG
Sexologist, Sri Ganganagar
Endophrine released during Sex will causes the Weight Gain or Increase the breast size in Womens.
It's a natural pain reliever: Sex causes increased production of oxytocin, which is often referred to as the “love hormone”. Before orgasm, oxytocin, released from the brain, surges and is accompanied by the release of endorphins, our natural pain-killing hormones. Endorphins produce feelings of euphoria and pleasure, and they have a calming effect. They fill you with a sense of well-being and relaxation. They may also make you feel dizzy and drowsy, and you might even drift off to sleep So next time your woman hassles you over passing out post-sex, you know it's the endorphins at work. In fact, you can even argue that the faster you fall asleep, the better the sex was. Of note, endorphins are released by your brain during sex, sporting activities, skydiving, fights, grievous injuries, and almost any other exhilarating activity you partake in.

I am guy I touch my nipples while masturbating and simulate them will it cause to release some womenly hormones in my body are there any side effects.

Diploma In Family Medicine, M.Sc - Psychotherapy
Sexologist, Pune
I am guy I touch my nipples while masturbating and simulate them will it cause to release some womenly hormones in my...
Do not worry. Nipples are erotic parts of your body. Stimulation of nipples secrete a hormone called oxytocin which is common in both males and females.
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Popular Health Tips

Benefits of Sleeping NAKED You Probably Didn't Know!

Sexologist, Mathura
Benefits of Sleeping NAKED You Probably Didn't Know!

We always think of wearing something cosy to bed to get a good night's sleep. We even dress up kids to be comfortable and bundled up so they can get a sound sleep. Studies have shown that contrary to popular belief, sleeping nude is the best way to a sound sleep. In addition to good sleep, there are other benefits that have been identified too, as listed below:

  1. Improves sleep quality - While most of us think of keeping ourselves cosy in our nightwear leads to good sleep, science believes otherwise. A reduced core body temperature is what leads to better sleep. This happens when you sleep with no extra layers of clothes to keep you warm. Research conducted showed better depth of sleep and reduced number of awakenings when there are no extra clothing layers.
  2. Better skin and hair health - Melatonin and growth hormone are essential for anti-aging and they are released when the body temperature is cooler, which happens when sleeping in the nude. Growth hormone is essential for bone mineralization, improved immunity, and muscle mass building. Melatonin is a good hormone regulator, and manages the functioning of other hormones essential for our body. The armpits and groin area are always covered, and sleeping without clothes can help these areas breathe and feel fresher. The chances of yeast infection are also reduced.
  3. Reduced stress levels - The stress hormone cortisol is also optimal, both in release and function, when the body gets a good sleep. This is essential for better immunity and cognitive function, better sugar regulation. Reduced stress leads to reduced chances of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, etc. Therefore, sleeping without clothes helps to better equip you with fighting stress.
  4. Weight loss - Our body has two types of fat - brown and white. While fat helps to keep the body warm, sleeping without clothes burns more of this fat and thereby increases weight loss. Another mechanism also is that the good sleep that you get when sleeping without clothes helps improve metabolism, reduce fatty and sugar cravings, thereby further adding to weight loss.
  5. Improved relationships - Needless to say, getting into the habit of sleeping without clothes will help your sex life. The science behind it is the improved released of oxytocin, which is the cuddle hormone.
  6. Better sperm quality - The testes produce better sperm quality when body temperature is cooler, thereby improving male fertility. Warm clothes at night also has a bad effect on testosterone, which is essential for boosting libido and other male sexual features.

There you go - a lot of valid scientifically proven reasons to drop those night suits and pajamas off - what is more, there is also a cost saving here! In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Sexually Aroused - Can It Enlarge Your Breasts?

Sexologist, Ahmedabad
Sexually Aroused - Can It Enlarge Your Breasts?

When you are feeling an arousal, it is an experience for your whole body and is not just limited to the vagina, which gets stimulated and blood flow is improved. A charged-up sex can even get your follicles stimulated and it is no surprise that the breasts are also going to be affected with sexual arousal and the act of intercourse. 

Most women enjoy the stimulation of the breasts as they form an important erogenous zone of the female anatomy. But, enjoyment depends upon the way in which they are stimulated. Also there are times when the breasts are tender and an attempt to stimulate them causes pain. This usually occurs premenstrually, during pregnancy and in women using oral contraceptive pills, when the breasts are engorged due to hormonal influence. 

Hence, it is best to ask the partner whether “to do or not to do”. Though most people are aware that the nipples get hardened during sexual arousal, it is not really the end of the game. With the rush of blood all over your body, most of which is directed towards your vagina, your boobs are bound to get adequate attention. 

So, here are a few things that happen to your breasts when you feel sexual arousal. 

  1. Breasts become more sensitive: Once sexual arousal starts to kick in, your breasts would become more tender and sensitive to touch. It is not just the nipples, but the areola and the breast as a whole are bound to experience goose-bumps.
  2. Breasts become much bigger: From the time you feel a sexual arousal till the time when you finish the intercourse, the body goes through four different phases namely excitement, plateau, orgasm and resolution. During the plateau phase, the body expands and swells, expecting an orgasm. While the vagina expands to about 2/3rd of its usual size, the boobs may also get bigger by 20 to 25 percent of their usual size.
  3. Areola swells: It is not just the boobs that increase in size, but the areola also experiences some swelling. This is due to your breasts becoming engorged with a rich flow of blood. In some instances, the areola may swell so much that it may appear that the nipples are no longer erect. As long as you are sexually aroused, your nipples are going to be that way.
  4. Breasts tell the brain to release oxytocin: When your breasts are fondled, either by hand or mouth, the stimulation of the nipples sends a signal to the brain, asking it to release oxytocin. Oxytocin, also called love hormone, allows people to feel pleasured and it is the primary component that creates an emotional bond during intercourse.
  5. Breasts change in color: The combination of the rushing of estrogen all over the body as well as the stimulation of blood vessels, can cause a pink rash on the breasts, which may spread to your upper stomach and neck and a slight enlargement of breasts is going to be there.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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The Symptoms of Hypopituitarism!!

Practical Course In Diabetology, Post Graduate Course In Diabetology, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Jammu
The Symptoms of Hypopituitarism!!

The pituitary gland is a small, pea-sized attached to the base of the brain. It controls growth, functioning and development of other hormonal glands. Deficit of one or more pituitary hormones is a state of Hypopituitarism. This clinical term is used by endocrinologists to mean that one or more pituitary glands are deficient. In hypopituitarism, the pituitary gland does not produce the normal amounts of hormones.


Hypopituitarism has the following causes—

  1. Brain tumours

  2. Sarcoidosis (A lung disorder)

  3. Tumours in the pituitary gland

  4. Hemochromatosis (Too much iron in the body)

  5. Tumours in hypothalamus (Controls the production of hormones)

  6. Histiocytosis X (A rare autoimmune disease where the immune cells damage the organs)

  7. Tuberculosis

  8. Stroke

  9. Sheehan syndrome (Excessive blood loss during childbirth)

  10. Lymphocytic hypophysitis (An inflammation in the pituitary gland)

  11. Radiation treatments like chemotherapy


Symptoms depend on which hormones is not being produced.

  • Adrenocorticotropic Hormone (ACH): Lack of ACH affects the adrenal glands (endocrine glands producing hormones) and cortisol (steroid hormone). Symptoms include—

    • Fatigue

    • Low sodium levels

    • Loss of weight

    • Pale skin

  • Thyroid-stimulating Hormone (TSH): Deficient TSH mostly affects the thyroid (produces growth-regulating hormones) gland. The symptoms are—

    • Fatigue

    • Weight gain

    • Skin dryness

    • Sensitivity to cold

    • Constipation

  • Luteinizing hormone (LH): Low luteinizing hormone in women affects their ovaries and ovulation. Symptoms include-

In men, lack of LH affects their testes and sperm production. Symptoms include-

  • Follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH): This hormone affects men and women the same way the luteinizing hormone does. Thus the symptoms are the same.

  • Growth Hormone: In children, the growth hormone affects their bone, fat and muscle. They have the following symptoms—

    • Lack of height

    • Increase in body fat

    • Abnormal peak bone mass (bone tissue present after the skeleton matures)

In adults, the whole body is affected. Body fat increases while muscle and bone mass decreases.

  • Prolactin: Prolactin deficiency only affects women. The prolactin hormone gets the production of milk started after childbirth. Lack of prolactin thus affects breastfeeding.

  • Antidiuretic Hormone (ADH): The kidneys are affected by lack of ADH. Symptoms include—

  • Oxytocin: Lactation and childbirth are affected by lack of oxytocin.

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Regular Sex - Did You Know It Is Best For Your Health?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), L.C.P.S, PhD ,D.P.S.M
Sexologist, Ahmednagar
Regular Sex - Did You Know It Is Best For Your Health?

Sex brings a couple closer in a relationship, encourages emotional bonding and whilst doing all of this, also bring a whole array of health benefits with it for both partners.
Regular sex can actually make you physically healthier!
Have a look at the benefits it brings, along with unmentionable pleasure.

More Sex, Less Stress:

If you're freaking out about tomorrow's job interview, slip between the sheets.
People who had intercourse at least once over two weeks were better able to manage stressful situations.
That's because endorphins and oxytocin are released during sex, and these feel-good hormones activate pleasure centers in the brain that create feelings of intimacy and relaxation and help stave off anxiety and depression.You don't have to climax to net the effects, but you'll get the biggest surge of soothing hormones if you have an orgasm. 

Sex Boosts Immunity:

Good sexual health may mean better physical health. Having sex once or twice a week has been linked with higher levels of an antibody called immunoglobulin A or IgA, which can protect you from getting colds and other infections. 

Sex Relieves pain:

 If you're using a headache as an excuse to not make love, stop doing that. Have sex instead, because, when you're about to have an orgasm, the level of the hormone oxytocin increases by five times. This endorphin actually reduces aches and pains.

Sexual activity Increases blood circulation:

Because your heart rate increases when you have sex, fresh blood is supplied to your organs and cells. While used blood is removed, the body also expels toxins and other materials that cause you to feel tired.

Sex is Exercise:

Sex is a really great form of exercise. It won't replace the treadmill, but it counts for something.
Sex uses about five calories per minute, four more calories than watching TV. 

Sex Improves Cardiovascular Health

Researchers also found that having sex twice or more a week reduced the risk of fatal heart attack by half for the men, compared with those who had sex less than once a month.
Sex Reduces Prostate Cancer Risk

Frequent ejaculations, especially in 20-something men, may reduce the risk of prostate cancer later in life.

You sleep better:

The sleep that you get just after you've made love will be much more relaxed. Getting a good night's sleep will make you feel alert and overall healthy.

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Over Masturbation - 7 Problems It May Cause!

Sexologist, Noida
Over Masturbation - 7 Problems It May Cause!

Self pleasuring is a normal process during the growing up years and later on in life too. It is recommended by doctors to promote overall health. A lot of times, self pleasuring is a good way to relieve the pent up sexual feelings. The issue, however, is when people (both men and women) get addicted to it and start depending on it for pleasure.

It is a pleasurable act, and therefore especially in the early years of life, it can become an addiction. People also tend to use it to beat loneliness, when they are excited sexually, and of course, to beat boredom. Indulging in it more than 3 to 4 times a week can be normal. However, if there is an urge to masturbate multiple times daily, it is time for concern. Continued into the 20s, there are harmful physical and psychological problems as a result of over-masturbation, as noted below:

  1. Anxiety: Masturbation puts people in a very comfortable position and therefore when there is a partner to go with, there are anxiety issues relating to size, stamina, and ways to please the partner. The performance anxiety which is quite common can be very high in over-masturbators. Both males and females with this habit can face sexual exhaustion and recurrent genital infections also.
  2. Chronic fatigue: Masturbation induces the production of the steroid hormone, cortisol. This increases the rate of metabolism and therefore leads to an exhausted and fatigued feeling.
  3. Back pain or discomfort: Over masturbation reduces the production of oxytocin, DHEA, testosterone and DHT. The depletion of these neurochemicals triggers a release of the inflammatory hormone prostaglandin E2, which is one source for lower-back pain.
  4. Groin and/or testicular discomfort and pain: There is a loop between the pituitary-adrenal-testicular glands, which is responsible for production of oxytocin and testosterone production. These have anti-inflammatory properties and over-masturbation tends to reduce this production. This leads to a groin pain which can extend into the testicles and continue chronically.
  5. Penis shrinkage: When started early in life, the amount of growth hormones in the body reduces with over-masturbation. This leads to inadequate amount of hormones for the penis to grow to its full size, leading to a smaller organ.
  6. Premature ejaculation: Again, the reduction in hormones including testosterone and other neurotransmitters like dopamine and serotonin leads to a weak parasympathetic nervous system. The result is a weaker erection, sperm leakage, and premature ejaculation.
  7. Hair loss: The hormone and neurotransmitter reaction also leads in high levels of prolactin and DHEA in the body, leading to hair loss.

As seen from above, over-masturbation does have a lot of side effects and it is better to treat it early on when you realize it is an issue.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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About Oxytocin
What are the side effects of Oxytocin ?
Key highlights of Oxytocin
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Medicines containing Oxytocin
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