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METHERGINE
METHYLERGONOVINE - ORAL

Important Note

The following information is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacist or other healthcare professional. It should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. Consult your healthcare professional before using this drug.

METHYLERGONOVINE - ORAL

(METH-ill-er-go-NO-veen)

COMMON BRAND NAME(S): Methergine

Uses

This medication is used to stop excessive uterine bleeding after childbirth or after early discontinuation of pregnancy.

How To Use

Take this medication exactly as prescribed. Do not take larger doses, more often, or longer than instructed.

Side Effects

Some nausea or vomiting, stomach pain, diarrhea, or dizziness may occur. These should go away as your body adjusts to the medication. Notify your doctor if you develop: chest pain, blurred vision, convulsions, shortness of breath, coldness in your hands or feet. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions

Tell your doctor if you have a history of: heart disease, high blood pressure, kidney problems, liver problems, blood vessel disease, circulation problems, allergies. This drug should not be used during pregnancy. This medication appears in breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Drug Interactions

Tell your doctor of any over-the-counter or prescription medication you may take. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

Overdose

If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. Symptoms of overdose may include nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, numbness and tingling of fingers and toes, and seizures.

Notes

Do not share this medication with others.

Missed Dose

If you miss a dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not "double-up" the doses.

Storage

Store at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (between 15 and 30 degrees C) away from heat and sunlight. Do not store in the bathroom.

Medical Alert

Your condition can cause complications in a medical emergency. For enrollment information call MedicAlert at 1-800-854-1166 (USA), or 1-800-668-1507 (Canada).