Methergine is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to control uterine hemorrhage during and after childbirth. Methergine may be prescribed off-label to treat or prevent vascular headaches. Methergine may be referred to by its drug name, Methylergonovine.
Methergine is an ergot alkaloid. Ergot alkaloids are believed to work by constricting blood vessels in the brain and inhibiting the transmission of brain signals.
How do I take it?
Methergine is generally taken three or four times a day.
Methergine comes in tablet form. Methergine may also be administered as an intravenous or intramuscular injection.
The FDA-approved label for Methergine lists common side effects including headache, seizure, increased or decreased blood pressure, nausea, and vomiting.
Rare but serious side effects listed for Methergine include heart attack, chest pains, fast or slow heartrate, and arterial spasms.
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Methergine – Lupus Pharmaceuticals
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