methylergonovine (generic name)
Methergine (brand name)
It is used to contract the uterus at the end of child birth
(meth il er goe NOE veen)
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What is this medicine?METHYLERGONOVINE (meth il er goe NOE veen) is one of a group of medicines known as ergot alkaloids. It is used to contract the uterus at the end of child birth. It is also used to prevent or to treat excessive bleeding after child birth.
What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
How should I use this medicine?This medicine is for injection into a muscle or infusion into a vein. It is given by a health care professional in a hospital or clinic setting.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.
What if I miss a dose?This does not apply.
What may interact with this medicine?Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:
This medicine may also interact with the following medications:
What should I watch for while using this medicine?See your doctor for a follow up visit as directed.
Do not use tampons, have sex, or use douches until the bleeding has stopped and your doctor allows you to return to normal activities.
What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
Where should I keep my medicine?This drug is given in a hospital or clinic and will not be stored at home.