Water intoxication and hyponatremic encephalopathy from the use of an oxytocin nasal spray. A case report.


Many nursing women returning to a full-time job and desiring to continue to breast feed are using oxytocin nasal sprays to facilitate breast emptying during the work day. Very few complications have been reported from its use, and the preparation has been assumed to be innocuous. However, we encountered a nursing mother whose life appears to have been… (More)


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