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Generic Methergine

METHYLERGONOVINE is one of a group of medicines known as ergot alkaloids. It used to prevent or to treat excessive bleeding after child birth. Compare ergot derivatives.
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Methylergonovine Side Effects

What should I watch for?

Do not use tampons, have sex, or use douches until the bleeding has stopped and your doctor allows return to normal activities. Follow the instructions for your condition.

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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:

More common

Abdominal pain

headache

increased blood pressure

Rare

Blood in the urine

change in skin color

chest pain or discomfort

difficult or labored breathing

difficulty with swallowing

dizziness

fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat or pulse

hives

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

skin rash

sweating

vomiting

Incidence not known

Burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings

confusion

dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position

fainting

inability to speak

seizures

severe or sudden headache

slurred speech

temporary blindness

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:

Rare

Continuous ringing or buzzing or other unexplained noise in the ears

cramps in the legs

diarrhea

foul taste

increased sweating

nausea

stuffy nose

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.

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