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Generic: methylergonovine
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It is used to contract the uterus at the end of child birth

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What is this medicine?

METHYLERGONOVINE (meth il er goe NOE veen) is one of a group of medicines known as ergot alkaloids. It is used to contract the uterus at the end of child birth. It is also used to prevent or to treat excessive bleeding after child birth.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
  • high blood pressure
  • infection
  • kidney disease
  • liver disease
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to methylergonovine, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast- feeding

How should I use this medicine?

This medicine is for injection into a muscle or infusion into a vein. It is given by a health care professional in a hospital or clinic setting.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.

What if I miss a dose?

This does not apply.

What may interact with this medicine?

Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:
  • certain antibiotics like clarithromycin, erythromycin, or troleandomycin
  • cocaine
  • grapefruit juice
  • imatinib
  • medicines for colds, flu, or breathing difficulties
  • medicines for fungal infections like itraconazole, ketoconazole, posaconazole, and voriconazole
  • medicines used to induce labor
  • medicines used to treat migraines like almotriptan, eletriptan, frovatriptan, naratriptan, rizatriptan, sumatriptan, or zolmitriptan
  • midodrine
  • nefazodone
  • other ergot alkaloids like ergotamine, dihydroergotamine, ergonovine, or methysergide
  • some medicines for high blood pressure or chest pain
  • some medicines for the treatment of HIV infection or AIDS

This medicine may also interact with the following medications:

  • clotrimazole
  • fluconazole
  • fluoxetine
  • fluvoxamine
  • zileuton

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

See your doctor for a follow up visit as directed.

Do not use tampons, have sex, or use douches until the bleeding has stopped and your doctor allows you to return to normal activities.

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