Methergine

(methylergonovine)

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Treats bleeding during and after labor and delivery of your baby.

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Methergine (methylergonovine) is a second choice medicine for bleeding during childbirth because of side effects.

Quick facts about Methergine
  • Drug class: Women's health
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (methylergonovine)
Prices and discounts
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Upsides

  • Methergine (methylergonovine) is usually only given in the hospital for a short amount of time.
  • Methergine (methylergonovine) is available as a pill and as a shot.
  • Available in generic.

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Downsides

  • You have to wait at least 12 hours after your last dose of Methergine (methylergonovine) before you can start breastfeeding.
  • In very rare cases, Methergine (methylergonovine) can cause heart attacks.

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Methergine (methylergonovine) is a medicine used to treat bleeding during childbirth. It causes strong contractions in your uterus that shortens your labor.

Quick facts about Methergine
  • Drug class: Women's health
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (methylergonovine)

Used for

  • Excessive bleeding during and after delivery

Dosage forms

  • Pill
  • Injection
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What to expect when you take Methergine (methylergonovine) for Excessive bleeding after delivery

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Side effect rates for Methergine (methylergonovine)

Risks and Warnings for Methergine (methylergonovine)

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  • Some people have had heart attacks while taking Methergine (methylergonovine). This is very rare. Talk to your doctor right away if you suddenly feel crushing pain, tightness or heaviness in your chest, trouble breathing, or chest pain that spreads to your left arm or neck.

Common concerns from people taking Methergine (methylergonovine)

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  • Talk to your doctor right away or go to the emergency room if you notice chest pain or tightness, difficulty breathing, or pain that goes from your chest to your left arm.