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Methylergometrine - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions

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Information about Methylergometrine

Generic Name : Methylergometrine
Pronunciation : meth il er goe noe' veen
Latest prescription information about Methylergometrine. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its storage instructions . Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y55.0 | Therapeutic Classification : Oxytocic
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Trade Names/Brand Names of Methylergometrine

India : 

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International : 

Methergine
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Other Name(s) of Methylergometrine

Methylergonovine

Why is Methylergometrine Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a synthetic analogue of ergonovine, prescribed for treating postpartum hemorrhage. It works by increasing uterine contractions.
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When should Methylergometrine not be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with high blood pressure due to pregnancy and hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Methylergometrine?

Adult: PO- Prevention of postpartum hemorrhages- 200 mcg 3-4 times/day in the puerperium for 2-7 days.
IV/IM- Prevention and treatment of postpartum and postabortal hemorrhage- 200 mcg, may repeat 2-4 hourly. Max: 5 doses. Use IV route for emergency only.

How should Methylergometrine be taken?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth and as a solution for injection to be administered by a healthcare provider into the vein.

What are the warnings and precautions for Methylergometrine?

• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of high blood pressure or blood vessel, heart, kidney or liver diseases.

• It may cause dizziness or drowsiness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.

What are the side effects of Methylergometrine?

  Most Common: High/low blood pressure, epilepsy and headache.
  Central Nervous System: Dizziness, hallucinations and ringing in the ear.
  Gastrointestinal: Nausea, vomiting, foul taste and diarrhea.
  Heart: Chest pain, palpitations and slow heart rate.
  Respiratory: Nasal congestion and difficulty in breathing.
  Potentially Fatal: Shock.

What are the other precautions for Methylergometrine?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Methylergometrine?

Intramuscular: Store under refrigeration (2-8°C). Protect from light.
Oral: Store it at controlled room temperature (25°C).



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