Methergin 0.125mg Tablet 10 ‘S

Description
  • Methergin 0.125mg Tablet 10 ‘S is designed to treat and prevent excessive bleeding from the uterus that women experience after or during childbirth,
  • Methergin 0.125mg Tablet 10 ‘S may also be prescribed after a misscarriage or an abortion
  • Methergin 0.125mg Tablet contains Methylergometrine Maleate
  • Methergin 0.125mg Tablet 10 ‘S is to be used only when necessary 
  • Methergin 0.125mg Tablet 10 ‘S is to be used under doctor’s advisement
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Type

Tablet

Feature

0.125mg

Unit

'S

Formula

Methylergometrine Maleate

Composition

Methylergometrine Maleate 0.1 mg

Brand

Novartis

Prescription Required

Yes

How to use, Side effects, Uses, Formula & Composition

About

Methergin 0.125mg Tablet 10 ‘S is designed to treat and prevent excessive bleeding from the uterus that women experience after or during childbirth,after a misscarriage or an abortion.Methergin 0.125mg Tablet 10 ‘S has a direct positive effect on the smooth muscles present in the uterus whereby,the muscles tend to contract more frequently and with added strength.A contracted uterus tends to bleed less in comparison to a relaxed one and this is how Methergin 0.125mg Tablet 10 ‘S is able to effectively reduce bleeding leading to a decrease in blood loss from the entire body.

Methergin 0.125mg Tablet 10 ‘S is available in tablet as well as packaged in an ampule in a liquid form.Commonly,it’s ingested orally with sufficient liquids,to ease the passage of the tablet.Tablet is not to be crushed or chewed but instead swallowed whole.Methergin 0.125mg Tablet 10 ‘S is to be ingested daily and it’s advised to not stop ingesting Methergin 0.125mg Tablet 10 ‘S abruptly or without the consultation of a physician.In an ampule,a healthcare worker administers Methergin 0.125mg Tablet 10 ‘S into the patient’s muscles or veins under the care of a physician. 

Methergin 0.125mg Tablet 10 ‘S is usually prescribed for consumption a week postpartum,although it may vary from case to case along with the dosage which is customized to fit each patient’s individual needs;by a doctor.If you miss a dose of the medication, make sure you take it as soon as possible on that same day. If you don’t remember you missed the dose until the next day, do not double the dose and take your medication as per schedule as that may lead to serious adverse effects.

Dizziness,headache and stomach problems (such as nausea and vomiting) are just a few of the common side effects felt by patients while ingesting Methergin 0.125mg Tablet 10 ‘S,these effects tend to resolve on their own in a few days’ time.Alcohol consumption is not advised while ingesting Methergin 0.125mg Tablet 10 ‘S as that would result in extreme dizziness.Unnecessary consumption of Methergin 0.125mg Tablet 10 ‘S is not advised.

Indications

Methergin 0.125mg Tablet 10 ‘S can be used to prevent and treat excessive bleeding from the uterus after 

  • Birth 
  • Abortion 
  • Miscarriage 
  • Non-surgical removal of placenta post birth

How To Use Methergin 0.125mg Tablet 10 ‘S 

Methergin 0.125mg Tablet 10 ‘S is available in tablet as well as packaged in an ampule in a liquid form.Commonly,it’s ingested orally with sufficient liquids,to ease the passage of the tablet.Tablet is not to be crushed or chewed but instead swallowed whole.Methergin 0.125mg Tablet 10 ‘S is to be ingested daily and it’s advised to not stop ingesting Methergin 0.125mg Tablet 10 ‘S abruptly or without the consultation of a physician.In an ampule,a healthcare worker administers Methergin 0.125mg Tablet 10 ‘S into the patient’s muscles or veins under the care of a physician. 

If you miss a dose of the medication, make sure you take it as soon as possible on that same day. If you don’t remember you missed the dose until the next day, do not double the dose and take your medication as per schedule as that may lead to serious adverse effects.

How Does Methergin 0.125mg Tablet 10 ‘S Work

Methergin 0.125mg Tablet 10 ‘S has a direct positive effect on the smooth muscles present in the uterus whereby,the muscles tend to contract more frequently and with added strength.A contracted uterus tends to bleed less in comparison to a relaxed one and this is how Methergin 0.125mg Tablet 10 ‘S is able to effectively reduce bleeding leading to a decrease in blood loss from the entire body.

Dosage

Adult Dosage

Patients are started with a tablet a day.Which may be altered to 2 or 3 tablets a day depending on the patient’s needs and any side effects felt by the patient.

Pregnancy Use And Lactation

Methergin 0.125mg Tablet 10 ‘S is deemed unsafe to be prescribed to pregnant and breastfeeding women.

Contraindications

Please tell your doctor if you have a history of any of the following before using Methergin 0.125mg Tablet 10 ‘S:

  • Allergy to Methergin 0.125mg Tablet 10 ‘S or any other medicine or food substance
  • Pregnant women
  • Nursing mothers
  • Moderate to severe heart diseases or impairment 
  • High blood pressure (Hypertension)
  • Pre-eclampsia 
  • HIV positive patients 
  • Moderate to severe kidney diseases and impairment 
  • Moderate to severe liver diseases and impairment 
  • Diabetes
  • High cholesterol
  • Raynaud’s disease 
  • Alcohol abuse 
  • Tobacco abuse 
  • Cannabis abuse

Precautions

Please tell your doctor about any of the following conditions before using Methergin 0.125mg Tablet 10 ‘S:

  • Mild to moderate kidney diseases and impairment 
  • Mild to moderate liver diseases and impairment
  • Mild to moderate heart diseases and impairment
  • Mild to moderate lung diseases and impairment 
  • Over – weight patients 
  • Cannabis usage 
  • Alcohol usage 
  • Tobacco usage

Interactions With Other Medications

Please tell your doctor about the use of the following before using Methergin 0.125mg Tablet 10 ‘S:

  • Other ergot alkaloids
  • CYP3A4 inhibitors 
  • CYP3A4 inducers 
  • Beta-Blockers 
  • Anesthesia 
  • Glyceryl Trinitrate
  • Antianginal drugs
  • Azole antifungals 
  • Macrolide antibiotics
  • Rifamycin 

Adverse Effects

Common Adverse Effects

Like most medicines,Methergin 0.125mg Tablet 10 ‘S has certain side effects which include:

  • Dizziness
  • Headache 
  • Skin rash 
  • Stomach problems (nausea,vomiting and diarrhea)
  • Flu- like symptoms 

These effects tend to be mild and resolve in a few days of taking Methergin 0.125mg Tablet 10 ‘S.

Rare Adverse Effects

If any of the following adverse effects are seen or felt,the patient is advised to immediately contact their doctor.

  • Hypertension
  • Chest pains
  • Bad taste in mouth 
  • Heart palpitations

How To Cope With Some Of The Adverse Effects

  • Headaches- In which case make sure you rest and drink plenty of fluids. Avoid the use of alcohol. Take a prescribed painkiller. Consult your doctor if the headaches last longer than a week or are severe
  • Feeling or being sick (nausea or vomiting) or diarrhoea –Avoid eating rich or spicy food. It might help to take medication after food. If you’re sick, try drinking small, frequent sips of water. If you have diarrhoea, replenish with plenty of water or other fluids. 
  • Feeling dizzy (lightheaded) or weak –If the medication makes you feel dizzy or weak, stop what you’re doing and sit or lie down until you feel better and do not rise too fast or immediately from a sitting or lying down position to a standing posture. Do not drive or use tools or machinery in case of any of these effects.
  • Skin Rash- can be eased by applying soothing and healing lotions or creams such as calamine lotion/cream.Apply a cold compress to the rash helps reduce itchiness and redness caused by rash.An antihistamine (prescribed by a doctor) is also recommended as an effective way to combat any skin rash.
  • Flu-like symptoms- To manage symptoms,patients are advised to drink plenty of fluids and get plenty of rest and sleep.Take an antihistamine,a nasal decongestant or a lozenge to feel better when needed.

FAQS

#1.HOW TO STORE Methergin 0.125mg Tablet 10 ‘S?

Methergin 0.125mg Tablet 10 ‘S is to be kept away from the reach of children,in a cool dry place away from direct sunlight and humidity as that tends to ruin certain drugs.

#2.WHAT IF I TAKE TOO MUCH OF Methergin 0.125mg Tablet 10 ‘S?

In case of too much consumption by accident, kindly contact your doctor or nearby hospital straight away. The amount of medication that can result in severe side effects varies from person to person. An overdose results in slowing down of heart rate and difficulty breathing accompanied by dizziness and fainting spells.

#3.WHAT IF I MISS A DOSE OF Methergin 0.125mg Tablet 10 ‘S?

If you miss a dose of the medication, make sure you take it as soon as possible on that same day. If you don’t remember you missed the dose until the next dosage time or next day, do not double the dose and take your medication as per schedule.

#4.HOW IS Methergin 0.125mg Tablet 10 ‘S SUPPOSED TO BE TAKEN?

Methergin 0.125mg Tablet 10 ‘S is available in tablet as well as packaged in an ampule in a liquid form.Commonly,it’s ingested orally with sufficient liquids,to ease the passage of the tablet.Tablet is not to be crushed or chewed but instead swallowed whole.Methergin 0.125mg Tablet 10 ‘S is to be ingested daily and it’s advised to not stop ingesting Methergin 0.125mg Tablet 10 ‘S abruptly or without the consultation of a physician.In an ampule,a healthcare worker administers Methergin 0.125mg Tablet 10 ‘S into the patient’s muscles or veins under the care of a physician. 

#5.HOW DOES Methergin 0.125mg Tablet 10 ‘S WORK?

Methergin 0.125mg Tablet 10 ‘S has a direct positive effect on the smooth muscles present in the uterus whereby,the muscles tend to contract more frequently and with added strength.A contracted uterus tends to bleed less in comparison to a relaxed one and this is how Methergin 0.125mg Tablet 10 ‘S is able to effectively reduce bleeding leading to a decrease in blood loss from the entire body.

#6.WILL Methergin 0.125mg Tablet 10 ‘S AFFECT MY SEXUAL ACTIVITY?

No,there isn’t sufficient evidence to suggest that patients experience a decrease in libido.

#7.CAN I TAKE Methergin 0.125mg Tablet 10 ‘S DURING MY PREGNANCY?

No,Methergin 0.125mg Tablet 10 ‘S is deemed unsafe to be ingested during pregnancy.

#8.WHAT ARE COMMON SIDE EFFECTS CAUSED BY Methergin 0.125mg Tablet 10 ‘S?

  • Dizziness
  • Headache 
  • Skin rash 
  • Stomach problems (nausea,vomiting and diarrhea)
  • Flu- like symptoms 

These effects tend to be mild and resolve in a few days of taking Methergin 0.125mg Tablet 10 ‘S.

#9.WILL Methergin 0.125mg Tablet 10 ‘S AFFECT MY FERTILITY??

No,there isn’t sufficient evidence to suggest that patients experience a decrease in fertility.

#10.CAN Methergin 0.125mg Tablet 10 ‘S CAUSE DIZZINESS? IF SO, HOW SHOULD I MANAGE IT?

Yes. It can cause dizziness as one of the most common side effects. If this happens, you should sit or lie down until the symptoms pass. However, please note this is temporary and usually goes away as the treatment continues. It is also advised to avoid the consumption of alcohol during the course of your treatment, as it may worsen the dizziness.

#11.DOES Methergin 0.125mg Tablet 10 ‘S CAUSE ADDICTION?

No.This drug has shown no evidence to prove addiction of any kind in any patient.

#12.HOW LONG WILL I HAVE TO CONTINUE TAKING THE MEDICATION?

Methergin 0.125mg Tablet 10 ‘S is prescribed to be ingested for 1 week or as advised by your doctor.