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Labor -III is a synthetic analogue of ergonovine, prescribed for treating postpartum hemorrhage. It works by increasing uterine contractions.

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

Labor -III

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

Side effects of Labor -III

  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.

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

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 to use Labor -III?

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.

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

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

Warnings and Precautions for Labor -III

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.

Other Precautions for Labor -III

Avoid excess dosage.

Storage Conditions for Labor -III

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

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