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Methergine (methylergonovine): Dr Zacharias already covered OB uses. Methergine potential side effects include: nause, vomiting, loose stools, cramping, dizziness, pulmonary hypertension, severe hypertension, convulsion. Over dosage can lead to coma & respiratory depression. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ergot alkaloids: "Methergine" (methylergotamine) is at acceptable levels 12 hours after the last dose. This is important in nursing mothers so the infant is not affected. The medication is used for post delivery bleeding to increase contractions in the womb, which compresses the placental site from which bleeding emanates. ...Read more
Is it common to prescribe methylergonovine after an abortion at 11weeks 6 days or is it due to complications?
I had an medical abortion in sept. Still bleeding in dec. Dr. Prescribed methergine (methylergonovine). I'm bleeding brown blood. When will this stop. Do i need the e.R?
NO: If it is that heavy call your gyn, it depends if anything is abnormal or not , meds you can use are continuous birth control pills , PO or im provera, (medroxyprogesterone) but if you're on your period or just beginning it and you are not preg(meaning an abnormal period) a great script med I use in my pts is Lysteda 2 pills 3 times a day , for usually 2-5 days will stop or slow it way down so call your gyn, go buckeye. ...Read more
See a Provider: I would not use Methergine (methylergonovine) unless you are advised to do so by your provider. Methergine (methylergonovine) is not a benign drug. It can aggravate hypertension. If you are having difficulties post partum, check with your provider. You could have retained tissue from the placenta and that is treated differently. ...Read more
My friend has taken 2 tablets of methergine (methylergonovine) on her 2nd or 3rd month of pregnancy, what will happen to fetus?
If not lost, nothing: Was your friend attempting to produce an abortion? If so, i would recommend she sees an obstetrician/gynecologist or competent abortion provider and stop improvising (placing her health/life at risk). In answer to your question, if the pregnancy was not lost, the effects at this early stage should not be discernible (all or nothing rule applies). I cannot exclude fetal brain ischemia, though. ...Read more
Hi! I had an surgical abortion a week ago and i want to know what will happen if i dont take the Methergine (methylergonovine) that was proscribed. ?
Methergine (methylergonovine): it is used to cause uterine contraction and decrease bleeding . If you are bleeding and do not take it you may bleed more if > 4 pads a day call you doctor. if you are not bleeding anymore or just spotting it may not be that noticeable. Again if >. 4 pads/ day call the doctor . f/u with doctor/ urgent care ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It depends!: Sometimes both are prescribed together after childbirth, but it depends on the person. Not everyone can take ibuprofen. Also, it depends on why you are taking it. What did the doctor say? if you are having pain and being prescribed methylergonovine, then it would be reasonable to call the doc and find out what you can safely take to treat the pain, if that information was not already given to you. ...Read more