Vol 92, No 7 (2021)
Clinical vignette
Published online: 2021-07-16

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Water intoxication in the course of stimulation of labor with oxytocin

Przemyslaw Szadok1, Aleksandra Bajorek1, Radoslaw Fluder1
Pubmed: 34379318
Ginekol Pol 2021;92(7):534-535.


The antidiuretic attribute of oxytocin can cause many side effects. Water intoxication is one of the most serious complications. The authors describe a case of water intoxication with neurological symptoms and severe hyponatraemia in the course of natural labor stimulated by oxytocin in a low-dose regimen.

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