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Methergine Medication - Uses & Side Effects

Methergine, a blood-vessel constrictor, is used to prevent or control excessive bleeding following childbirth. It works by causing the uterine muscles to contract, thereby reducing the mother's blood loss.

Methergine Dosage

  • The usual starting dose is 1 tablet 3 or 4 times daily.

Uses of Methergine

  • It is used to prevent excessive bleeding following childbirth.
  • It may also be used to treats other medical conditions those are listed in this medication guide.

Side Effects of Methergine

Before taken Methergine medicine, you should discuss the side effects with your doctor.  If any develop or change in intensity, then you should inform your doctor as soon as possible. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Methergine. Side effects may include:

  • High blood pressure
  • Headache
  • Even a seizure

Warnings and precautions before taking Methergine:

  • If you have an infection, certain blood vessel disorders, or a liver or kidney problem, then it may be dangerous to take Methergine. So you should inform your doctor if you think you have any such condition.
  • Your doctor will use intravenous Methergine only when necessary. Because of the possibility of a sudden rise in blood pressure or a stroke.

Drug Interaction :-

If you are taking Methergine with certain other drugs, then the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. So it is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Methergine with the following:

  • Other blood-vessel constrictors such as EpiPen
  • Other ergot-derived medications such as Ergotrate
Overdose

After taken Methergine if you feel that overdose is suspected, then you should contact with your doctor immediately. Because it may lead to another serious effect. Symptoms of a Methergine overdose include:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Coma
  • Elevated blood pressure
  • Hypothermia
  • Lowered blood pressure
  • Nausea
  • Slowed breathing
  • Tingling of the arms
  • Vomiting


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