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Methylergonovine (By mouth)

Methylergonovine Maleate (meth-il-er-goe-NOE-veen MAL-ee-ate)

Prevents bleeding from the uterus that can happen after childbirth. This medicine is an ergot alkaloid.

Brand Name(s):

Methergine

There may be other brand names for this medicine.

When This Medicine Should Not Be Used:

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to methylergonovine, or if you have high blood pressure or toxemia. If you are pregnant, you should use this medicine only if you are in labor.

How to Use This Medicine:

Tablet

If a dose is missed:

How to Store and Dispose of This Medicine:

Drugs and Foods to Avoid:

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

Warnings While Using This Medicine:

Possible Side Effects While Using This Medicine:

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:

If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088


Last Updated: 12/12/2016

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