A 1988 study 28 of more than 5,000 women using four different types of hormonal contraceptives (combination OCPs, progestin-only pills, medroxyprogesterone injections, and an estrogen-releasing vaginal ring not yet available in the United States) found that the subjective experience of bleeding was more important than the actual bleeding pattern. Thus, women were able to tolerate profound changes in bleeding patterns if they were counseled about possible bleeding first. Another study 29 also showed increased continuation rates with medroxyprogesterone injections in women who received pretreatment counseling about side effects.
Pitocin is administered under a physician's supervision. The initial dose of Pitocin should be -1 mU/min (equal to 3-6 mL of the dilute oxytocin solution per hour). At 30-60 minute intervals the dose should be gradually increased in increments of 1-2 mU/min until the desired contraction pattern has been established. Pitocin may interact with drugs used in anesthesia , prochlorperazine injection, or warfarin. Tell your doctor all medications you use. Pitocin should be used during pregnancy only if prescribed. There are no known indications for use of this medication in the first 3 months of pregnancy other than in relation to spontaneous or induced abortion . Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.