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Methyden 0.2mg Injection

Prescription Required
Storage
Store in a refrigerator (2 - 8°C). Do not freeze.

Introduction

Methyden 0.2mg 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.

Methyden 0.2mg 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 Methyden Injection

  • Post-delivery bleeding

Side effects of Methyden 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 Methyden

  • High blood pressure
  • Headache
  • Seizure

How to use Methyden Injection

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

How Methyden Injection works

Methyden 0.2mg 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 Methyden 0.2mg Injection. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
UNSAFE
Methyden 0.2mg 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
Methyden 0.2mg 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 Methyden 0.2mg 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 Methyden 0.2mg Injection in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Methyden 0.2mg Injection in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

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Quick Tips

  • Methyden 0.2mg 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 Methyden 0.2mg Injection and for what it is used for?

Methyden 0.2mg 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

  1. MedIndia. Methylergometrine. [Accessed 3 Aprl. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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  3. Methylergometrine. East Hanover, New Jersey: Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation; 2012. [Accessed 03 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link

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