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Methergine

INDICATIONS

Following delivery of the placenta, for routine management of uterine atony, hemorrhage and subinvolution of the uterus. For control of uterine hemorrhage in the second stage of labor following delivery of the anterior shoulder.

DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION

Parenteral drug products should be inspected visually for particulate matter and discoloration prior to administration.

Intramuscularly

1 mL, 0.2 mg, after delivery of the anterior shoulder, after delivery of the placenta, or during the puerperium. May be repeated as required, at intervals of 2-4 hours.

Intravenously

1 mL, 0.2 mg, administered slowly over a period of no less than 60 seconds (See WARNINGS.)

Orally

One tablet, 0.2 mg, 3 or 4 times daily in the puerperium for a maximum of 1 week.

HOW SUPPLIED

Tablets

0.2 mg round, coated, orchid, branded “78-54” one side, “SANDOZ” other side.

Bottles of 100..NDC 0078-0054-05

Ampuls

1 mL size

Boxes of 20.NDC 0078-0053-03

Store and Dispense

Tablets: Store below 25°C (77°F); in tight, light-resistant container.

Ampuls: Store in refrigerator, 2°C-8°C (36°F-46°F). Protect from light. Administer only if solution is clear and colorless.

Distributed by: Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation East Hanover, New Jersey 07936. Revised: June 2012.

Last reviewed on RxList: 7/6/2012
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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