Methergine Side Effects
What should I watch for?
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Common and Rare Side Effects
Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.
Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:
increased blood pressure
Blood in the urine
change in skin color
chest pain or discomfort
difficult or labored breathing
difficulty with swallowing
fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat or pulse
lightheadedness, dizziness, or fainting
pain or discomfort in the arms, jaw, back, or neck
pain, tenderness, or swelling of the foot or leg
puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
slow or fast heartbeat
Incidence not known
Burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
inability to speak
severe or sudden headache
weakness in the arm or leg on one side of the body, sudden and severe
Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:
Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.