The symptoms and consequences of overdose are those mentioned under Precautions and Adverse Reactions. In addition, placental abruption and/or amniotic fluid embolism as a result of uterine overstimulation have been reported.
Treatment: When signs or symptoms of overdose occur during continuous I.V. administration of oxytocin (Oxyla), the infusion must be discontinued at once and oxygen should be given to the mother. In the event of water intoxication, it is essential to restrict fluid intake, promote diuresis, correct electrolyte imbalance, and control possible convulsions.