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Oxytocin: Help for Bonding Issues, Autism, Addiction, and Other Problems

Oxytocin has traditionally been used during labor to help with childbirth and after delivery to support milk letdown. However, the understanding of oxytocin’s function has expanded dramatically to reveal the capacity to modify human social behavior ranging from bonding and sexual activity to autism, PTSD, and addiction. Oxytocin induces a general sense of well-being including calm, improved social interactions, increased trust, and reduced fear. Oxytocin isn’t well absorbed orally, and traditionally has been administered as an IV. However, our pharmacy can compound oxytocin by prescription as a nasal spray, lozenge (troche), or vaginal cream or gel to make it easy to use. We make it more convenient for our patients to take their medicine! Our pharmacist will be happy to answer questions.

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