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Methergine Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is methylergonovine (Methergine)?
- What are the possible side effects of methylergonovine (Methergine)?
- What is the most important information I should know about methylergonovine (Methergine)?
- What should I discuss with my health care provider before using methylergonovine (Methergine)?
- How should I use methylergonovine (Methergine)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Methergine)?
- What happens if I overdose (Methergine)?
- What should I avoid while taking methylergonovine (Methergine)?
- What other drugs will affect methylergonovine (Methergine)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Methergine)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Methergine)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
Overdose symptoms may include vomiting, stomach pain, numbness or tingling, muscle twitching, feeling light-headed, fainting, shallow breathing, coldness, or seizure (convulsions).
What should I avoid while taking methylergonovine (Methergine)?
Grapefruit and grapefruit juice may interact with methylergonovine and lead to potentially dangerous effects. Discuss the use of grapefruit products with your doctor.
What other drugs will affect methylergonovine (Methergine)?
Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:
- conivaptan (Vaprisol);
- epinephrine (EpiPen, Adrenaclick, Twinject);
- imatinib (Gleevec);
- isoniazid (for treating tuberculosis);
- zileuton (Zyflo);
- an antibiotic such as clarithromycin (Biaxin), erythromycin (E.E.S., EryPed, Ery-Tab, Erythrocin, Pediazole), rifampin (Rifater, Rifadin, Rifamate), or telithromycin (Ketek);
- an antidepressant such as nefazodone, fluoxetine (Prozac, Rapiflux, Sarafem, Selfemra, Symbyax), or fluvoxamine (Luvox);
- antifungal medication such as itraconazole (Sporanox), ketoconazole (Nizoral), miconazole (Oravig), posaconazole (Noxafil), or voriconazole (Vfend);
- cold or allergy medicine that contains a decongestant (phenylephrine or pseudoephedrine);
- heart or blood pressure medication such as atenolol (Tenormin, Tenoretic), carvedilol (Coreg), labetalol (Normodyne, Trandate), metoprolol (Dutoprol, Lopressor, Toprol), nadolol (Corgard), nebivolol (Bystolic), nicardipine (Cardene), propranolol (Inderal, InnoPran), quinidine (Quin-G), sotalol (Betapace), and others;
- the hepatitis C medications boceprevir (Victrelis) or telaprevir (Incivek);
- HIV/AIDS medication such as atazanavir (Reyataz), delavirdine (Rescriptor), fosamprenavir (Lexiva), indinavir (Crixivan), nelfinavir (Viracept), ritonavir (Norvir, Kaletra), or saquinavir (Invirase);
- migraine headache medicine such as almotriptan (Axert), eletriptan (Relpax), frovatriptan (Frova), naratriptan (Amerge), rizatriptan (Maxalt), sumatriptan (Imitrex, Treximet) or zolmitriptan (Zomig);
- nitrate medication, such as nitroglycerin (Nitro Dur, Nitrolingual, Nitrostat, Transderm Nitro, and others), isosorbide dinitrate (Dilatrate, Isordil, Isochron), or isosorbide mononitrate (Imdur, ISMO, Monoket); or
- other ergot medicines such as ergotamine (Ergomar, Cafergot, Migergot), dihydroergotamine (D.H.E. 45, Migranal), or ergonovine (Ergotrate).
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with methylergonovine. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about methylergonovine.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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Additional Methergine Information
- Methergine Drug Interactions Center: methylergonovine oral
- Methergine Side Effects Center
- Methergine Overview including Precautions
- Methergine FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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