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The medication methergine (methylergonovine) --ob uses and side effects?
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
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In brief: Uterotonic.
Methergine (methylergonovine) is a potent uterotonic agent that is used for minimization of blood loss in cases of uterine atony immediately after delivery.
It can also increase the maternal blood pressure, which is why it is avoided in women with high blood pressure a priori. Other similar indications: after termination of molar pregnancies, severe menorrhagia.

In brief: Uterotonic.
Methergine (methylergonovine) is a potent uterotonic agent that is used for minimization of blood loss in cases of uterine atony immediately after delivery.
It can also increase the maternal blood pressure, which is why it is avoided in women with high blood pressure a priori. Other similar indications: after termination of molar pregnancies, severe menorrhagia.
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
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Dr. Robert Lutz
Obstetrics & Gynecology
In brief: Uterus contraction
May be used after delivery to help uterus contract slow down bleeding careful use with high blood pressure may increase will cause cramping.

In brief: Uterus contraction
May be used after delivery to help uterus contract slow down bleeding careful use with high blood pressure may increase will cause cramping.
Dr. Robert Lutz
Dr. Robert Lutz
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