Methylergonovine Maleate

Methylergonovine Maleate

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Side Effects & Adverse Reactions

This drug should not be administered I.V. routinely because of the possibility of inducing sudden hypertensive and cerebrovascular accidents. If I.V administration is considered essential as a lifesaving measure, methylergonovine maleate should be given slowly over a period of no less than 60 seconds with careful monitoring of blood pressure. Intra-arterial or periarterial injection should be strictly avoided.

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For routine management after delivery of the placenta; postpartum atony and hemorrhage; subinvolution. Under full obstetric supervision, it may be given in the second stage of labor following delivery of the anterior shoulder.


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Other Information

Methylergonovine Maleate Tablets, USP is a semi-synthetic ergot alkaloid used for the prevention and control of postpartum hemorrhage.

Methylergonovine Maleate Tablets, USP is available in tablets for oral ingestion containing 0.2 mg methylergonovine maleate.


Active ingredient: Methylergonovine maleate, USP 0.2 mg

Inactive ingredients: acacia, corn starch, gelatin, lactose anhydrous, methylparaben, microcrystalline cellulose, povidone, propylparaben, stearic acid, tartaric acid.

Chemically, methylergonovine maleate is designated as ergoline-8-carboxamide, 9, 10-didehydro-N-[1-hydroxymethyl) propyl]-6-methyl-, [8β(S)]-, (Z)-2-butenedioate (1:1) (salt). Its structural formula is:


C20H25N3O2C4H4O4 Mol Wt:  455.51

Methylergonovine Maleate Manufacturers

  • Novel Laboratories, Inc.
    Methylergonovine Maleate Tablet [Novel Laboratories, Inc.]
  • Akorn, Inc.
    Methylergonovine Maleate Injection [Akorn, Inc.]
  • Pharmacist Pharmaceutical, Llc
    Methylergonovine Maleate Tablet [Pharmacist Pharmaceutical, Llc]
  • Pd-rx Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Methylergonovine Maleate Tablet [Pd-rx Pharmaceuticals, Inc.]
  • Kaiser Foundation Hospitals
    Methylergonovine Maleate Tablet [Kaiser Foundation Hospitals]
  • American Health Packaging
    Methylergonovine Maleate Tablet [American Health Packaging]
  • American Regent, Inc.
    Methylergonovine Maleate Injection, Solution [American Regent, Inc.]
  • Remedyrepack Inc.
    Methylergonovine Maleate Tablet [Remedyrepack Inc. ]
  • Pharmacist Pharmaceutical, Llc
    Methylergonovine Maleate Injection, Solution [Pharmacist Pharmaceutical, Llc]
  • Gavis Pharmaceuticals, Llc
    Methylergonovine Maleate Tablet [Gavis Pharmaceuticals, Llc]

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