Methylergonovine (Oral Route)

Name: Methylergonovine (Oral Route)

Descriptions

Methylergonovine is used to prevent and control bleeding from the uterus that can happen after childbirth. It belongs to the class of medicines called ergot alkaloids. This medicine works by acting directly on the smooth muscles of the uterus and prevents bleeding after giving birth.

This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription.

This product is available in the following dosage forms:

  • Tablet

Allergies

Tell your doctor if you have ever had any unusual or allergic reaction to this medicine or any other medicines. Also tell your health care professional if you have any other types of allergies, such as to foods, dyes, preservatives, or animals. For non-prescription products, read the label or package ingredients carefully.

Geriatric

Although appropriate studies on the relationship of age to the effects of methylergonovine have not been performed in the geriatric population, no geriatric-specific problems have been documented to date. However, elderly patients are more likely to have age-related kidney, liver, or heart problems, which may require caution and an adjustment in the dose for patients receiving methylergonovine.

Pregnancy

Information about this methylergonovine-oral-route
Pregnancy Category Explanation
All Trimesters C Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate studies in pregnant women OR no animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate studies in pregnant women.

Other Medical Problems

The presence of other medical problems may affect the use of this medicine. Make sure you tell your doctor if you have any other medical problems, especially:

  • Coronary artery disease or
  • Diabetes or
  • Hypercholesterolemia (high cholesterol in the blood)—May increase risk for more serious side effects.
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure) or
  • Toxemia (high blood pressure during pregnancy)—Should not be used in patients with these conditions.
  • Kidney disease or
  • Liver disease—Use with caution. The effects may be increased because of slower removal of the medicine from the body.
  • Obliterative vascular disease (blood vessel disease) or
  • Sepsis (severe infection in the blood)—Use with caution. May make these conditions worse.

Missed Dose

If you miss a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double doses.

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