Ergonovine Maleate Injection
- It is used to stop or treat bleeding that happens after a birth or an abortion.
- If you have an allergy to ergonovine or any other part of this drug.
- If you are allergic to any drugs like this one, any other drugs, foods, or other substances. Tell your doctor about the allergy and what signs you had, like rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.
- If you have any of these health problems: High blood pressure, induction of labor or threatened spontaneous abortion.
- If you are breast-feeding. Do not breast-feed while you take this drug.
- Tell dentists, surgeons, and other doctors that you use this drug.
- If you have kidney disease, talk with your doctor.
- If you have liver disease, talk with your doctor.
- If you have mitral disease or diseases of the arteries, talk with your doctor.
- If you drink grapefruit juice or eat grapefruit often, talk with your doctor.
- Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
- Chest pain or pressure or a fast heartbeat.
- Numbness or tingling in the hands or feet.
- Very bad dizziness or passing out.
- Trouble breathing.
- Very bad headache.
- Very bad belly pain.
- Very upset stomach or throwing up.
- High blood pressure.
- Upset stomach or throwing up. Many small meals, good mouth care, sucking hard, sugar-free candy, or chewing sugar-free gum may help. You may need drugs to lower this side effect. Talk with your doctor.
- This drug is most often given as a shot into a muscle.
- Rarely, it will be given into a vein.
- Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
- Check with your pharmacist about how to throw out unused drugs.
- If your symptoms or health problems do not get better or if they become worse, call your doctor.
- Do not share your drugs with others and do not take anyone else’s drugs.
- Keep a list of all your drugs (prescription, natural products, vitamins, OTC) with you. Give this list to your doctor.
- Talk with the doctor before starting any new drug, including prescription or OTC, natural products, or vitamins.
- Some drugs may have another patient information leaflet. If you have any questions about this drug, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
- If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.
If you have any questions or concerns, talk with a member of your healthcare team. You can reach them Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at ____________________. After 5:00 pm, during the weekend, and on holidays, please call____________________. If there’s no number listed, or you’re not sure, call
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