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Methergin Injection

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Introduction

Methergin Injection is a medicine used to control bleeding from the uterus, that may occur after childbirth or an abortion. It works on the smooth muscle of the uterus and increases tone, rate, and amplitude of contractions thus reduces blood loss.

Methergin Injection is not for a self-administered, it is given as an injection into the veins or muscles by the doctor at hospital setting. It should be taken as your doctor's advice. The dose and how often you take it depends on what you are taking it for. Your doctor will decide how much you need to improve your symptoms.

The most common side effects of this medicine include headache, increase in blood pressure and seizure.  If these bother you or appear serious, let your doctor know. There may be ways of reducing or preventing them. Generally, alcohol should be avoided while taking this medicine.

Before taking this medicine, let your doctor know if you have ever had heart disease or you have high blood pressure. Your doctor should also know about all other medicines you are taking as many of these may make this medicine less effective or change the way it works.

Uses of Methergin Injection

  • Post-delivery bleeding

Benefits of Methergin Injection

In Post-delivery bleeding

Methergin Injection helps to control excessive bleeding after giving birth. This helps to prevent severe loss of blood that can lead to dropping of blood pressure, shock and even death if not controlled in time. It helps proper contraction of the uterus and therefore prevents hemorrhage and further complications.

Side effects of Methergin Injection

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Methergin

  • High blood pressure
  • Headache
  • Seizure

How to use Methergin Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Methergin Injection works

Methergin Injection is an ergot alkaloid. It works by causing sustained contractions of the smooth muscles of the uterus. This results in compression of the blood vessels which controls bleeding after delivery.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Methergin Injection. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
UNSAFE
Methergin Injection is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy. Seek your doctor's advice as studies on pregnant women and animals have shown significant harmful effects to the developing baby.
Breastfeeding
CAUTION
Methergin Injection should be used with caution during breastfeeding. Breastfeeding should be held until the treatment of the mother is completed and the drug is eliminated from her body.
Driving
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether Methergin Injection alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Kidney
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Methergin Injection in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Methergin Injection in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

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Quick Tips

  • Methergin Injection is used for the prevention and control of post-delivery bleeding.
  • It may also be used for the active management of the third stage of labor, to facilitate the delivery of the placenta.
  • It is given intravenously (into a vein) or intramuscularly (into the muscle) by a doctor or healthcare provider in a hospital or clinic.
  • Its dose may be repeated as required at intervals of 2 to 4 hours.
  • It should be avoided in patients, with high blood pressure, and heart disease.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Ergolines
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
GYNAECOLOGICAL

Patient Concerns

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My doctor ask me to take vit k injection. I am 35 week pregnant. Why this injection is necessary?
Dr. Megha Tuli
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Your blood must be showing some abnormal results regarding clotting. This injections are given to prevent excessive bleeding during delivery
Lower back pain post delivery.
Dr. Akshat Goel
Orthopaedics
Do Hot fomentation and Apply Dynapar QPS spray Take Tab Myospas-D twice daily and Cap Nurokind-Gold twice daily and Cap Pansec-DSR once daily empty stomach for 4 days
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FAQs

Q. What is Methergin Injection and for what it is used for?

Methergin Injection is an injectable preparation, which contains Methylergometrine. It is used to prevent or control the bleeding from the uterus, that may occur after childbirth or after an abortion.

Q. How and in what dose can it be used?

It is given as an injection, only at the hospital or clinic by the medical healthcare professional. The dose is decided by the doctor, depending on the severity of bleeding after delivery.

Q. What may be the possible side effects associated with it?

The most common side effects include a headache, increase in blood pressure and seizure. You may also feel increased uterine contractions, nausea or vomiting for some time. However, these conditions are manageable in hospital settings.

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References

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Sandoz House, Shiv Sagar Estate, Worli Mumbai -400 018, India
Country of Origin: India
Expires on or after: February, 2021

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