Methergin Injection

Methergin Injection

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Introduction

Methergin Injection is a medicine used to control bleeding from the uterus, that may occur after childbirth or an abortion. It works on the smooth muscle of the uterus and increases tone, rate, and amplitude of contractions thus reduces blood loss.

Methergin Injection is not for a self-administered, it is given as an injection into the veins or muscles by the doctor at hospital setting. It should be taken as your doctor’s advice. The dose and how often you take it depends on what you are taking it for. Your doctor will decide how much you need to improve your symptoms.

The most common side effects of this medicine include headache, increase in blood pressure and seizure.  If these bother you or appear serious, let your doctor know. There may be ways of reducing or preventing them. Generally, alcohol should be avoided while taking this medicine.

Before taking this medicine, let your doctor know if you have ever had heart disease or you have high blood pressure. Your doctor should also know about all other medicines you are taking as many of these may make this medicine less effective or change the way it works.

Uses of Methergin Injection

  • Post-delivery bleeding

Side effects of Methergin Injection

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Methergin

  • High blood pressure
  • Headache
  • Seizure

How to use Methergin Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Methergin Injection works

Methergin Injection 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.

Safety Advice

Alcohol

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Methergin Injection. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy

UNSAFE
Methergin Injection is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy. Seek your doctor’s advice as studies on pregnant women and animals have shown significant harmful effects to the developing baby.
Breastfeeding

CAUTION
Methergin Injection should be used with caution during breastfeeding. Breastfeeding should be held until the treatment of the mother is completed and the drug is eliminated from her body.
Driving

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether Methergin Injection alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Kidney

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Methergin Injection in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Methergin Injection in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.