1. an alkaloid derived from ergot (trade name Ergotrate Maleate) that is less toxic than ergot; induces muscular contraction of the uterus and is administered after childbirth or abortion
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  • Pituitrin is similar to oxytocin, but more dangerous, and should never be used except in a case of emergency bleeding when oxytocin and ergonovine are not available. Chapter 31
  • High blood pressure, fast heart beat, stroke. ergometrine maleate, methylergonovine maleate Chapter 37
  • If bleeding continues after 20 days of treatment, see a health worker It could be a serious problem. methyl ergonovine (Methergine) Chapter 37
  • Especially useful is ergonovine, the N-(1( )-1-hydroxyisopropyl) amide of d-lysergic acid, which is employed commercially as an oxytocic agent. L.S.D., R.I.P.
  • Methylergonovine should be used with caution, if at all, in patients with cardiac or peripheral vascular disease, or hepatic or renal insufficiency.
  • Inject 0.5 mg of ergometrine in a large muscle, or give 0.2 mg of ergonovine by mouth every 6 hours for 4 to 7 days. Chapter 11
  • It might be presumed that the other preparations available in the United States, methylergonovine maleate and ergonovine maleate, produce the same effects and outcomes.
  • Change to ergonovine tablets as soon as bleeding is under control. Chapter 31
  • If there is no ergonovine or if heavy bleeding starts before the placenta comes out, inject oxytocin (Pitocin) instead. Chapter 26
  • Methyl ergonovine causes contractions of the womb and its blood vessels and is used to control heavy bleeding after childbirth. Chapter 37
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