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Labor -III is an ergot alkaloid, prescribed for post-partum and uterine bleeding.  It helps the uterus contract back and prevents bleeding after childbirth.

Drug information on Labor -III (Ergometrine) from Alchemist Lifesciences Ltd

Labor -III

Alchemist Lifesciences Ltd
Generic : Ergometrine
1 ml
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Medical Condition(s) for which Labor -III may be prescribed

Side effects of Labor -III

  Gastrointestinal: Nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain and diarrhea.

  Central Nervous System: Headache and dizziness.

  Heart: Chest pain, palpitation, high blood pressure, shock and abnormal heart rhythm.

  ENT: Ringing in the ear.

  Skin: Rashes.

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

Adult: Oral- 0.2-0.4 mg 2-4 times/day. Max duration: 1 week postpartum.
IV- Excessive uterine bleeding- 200 mcg over at least 1 min, followed by oral doses of 200-400 mcg 2-4 times/day.

How to use Labor -III?

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

When is Labor -III not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with vascular disease, psychosis, 1st and 2nd stage of labor, high blood pressure, during pregnancy and spontaneous abortion.

Warnings and Precautions for Labor -III

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of breech and abnormal fetal presentation, high blood pressure, chronic anemia, heart, liver, kidney, respiratory impairment, breastfeeding and decreased calcium in blood.

• Monitor blood pressure, pulse and uterine response while taking this medication.

Other Precautions for Labor -III

Avoid excess dosage.

Storage Conditions for Labor -III

Injection: Store it in refrigerator (2-8°C), Oral: Store it at controlled room temperature (25°C).

Schedule : H  Prescription drugs - Drugs to be sold only under the prescription of a Registered Medical Practitioner.

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