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It is used to control the bleeding after the delivery.

How it works

Methylergonovine acts directly on the smooth muscle of the uterus and increases the tone, rate, and amplitude of rhythmic contractions. Thus, it induces a rapid and sustained tetanic uterotonic effect which shortens the third stage of labor and reduces blood loss.

Common side effects

Nausea, Palpitations, Angina, Cold extremities, Confusion, Convulsion, Dizziness, Shortness of breath, Gangrene (dead tissue caused by an infection or lack of blood flow), Increased blood pressure, Ischemia, Unconsciousness, Vascular complications, Vasoconstriction of the extremities, Vomiting


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Content on this page was last updated on 28 September, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)