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What is the use of methergine (methylergonovine)?

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 26 years experience
Potent uterotonic.: Methergine (methylergonovine) is a potent uterine contracting agent, used for postpartum bleeding, uterine atony, severe menses and postabortive hemorrhage. It can increase blood pressure, so caution is required when used under close medical supervision.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
A/W Dr. Zacharias: In addition to obstetrical uses, Methergine (methylergonovine, methylergobasin,Methylergometrine, D-lysergic acid 1-butanolamide) can also be used for the prevention and acute treatment of migraine headaches.

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