Information about Methylergometrine

Methylergometrine Uses

Methylergometrine is used in the treatment of post-delivery bleeding. It may also be used to control bleeding after an abortion.

How Methylergometrine works

Methylergometrine 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.

Common side effects of Methylergometrine

High blood pressure, Headache, Seizure
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Expert advice for Methylergometrine

  • Methylergometrine 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.

Frequently asked questions for Methylergometrine


Q. Should Methylergometrine be taken with or without food?

Take Methylergometrine orally with or without food as directed by your doctor, usually 3 to 4 times daily for up to 1 week after delivery. Dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment. Always follow your doctor's advice while taking Methylergometrine.

Q. Who should not take Methylergometrine?

Methylergometrine should not be taken by individuals who have a history of high blood pressure, heart disease, liver disease, kidney disease, or a history of seizures. It should also not be taken by pregnant women, as it can cause contractions of the uterus.

Q. Can Methylergometrine be used during breastfeeding?

Methylergometrine can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing infant. It is recommended to wait at least 12 hours after taking Methylergometrine before breastfeeding.

Q. Does Methylergometrine increase blood pressure?

Yes, one of the most common adverse effects of Methylergometrine is hypertension along with seizure. Seek immediate medical help in such a case.

Q. Can Methylergometrine be given to patients with heart disease?

Patients with risk factors for coronary artery disease (e.g., smoking, obesity, diabetes, high cholesterol) if administered Methylergometrine, are more susceptible to heart blockage leading to severe complications.


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