Methylergonovine Side Effects
Some side effects of methylergonovine may not be reported. Always consult your doctor or healthcare specialist for medical advice. You may also report side effects to the FDA.
For the Consumer
Applies to methylergonovine: oral tablet
Other dosage forms:
Along with its needed effects, methylergonovine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.
Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking methylergonovine:More common
- Abdominal pain
- increased blood pressure
- Blood in the urine
- change in skin color
- chest pain or discomfort
- difficult or labored breathing
- difficulty with swallowing
- fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat or pulse
- lightheadedness, dizziness, or fainting
- pain or discomfort in the arms, jaw, back, or neck
- pain, tenderness, or swelling of the foot or leg
- puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
- slow or fast heartbeat
- skin rash
- Burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
- dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
- inability to speak
- severe or sudden headache
- slurred speech
- temporary blindness
- weakness in the arm or leg on one side of the body, sudden and severe
Some side effects of methylergonovine may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:Rare
- Continuous ringing or buzzing or other unexplained noise in the ears
- cramps in the legs
- foul taste
- increased sweating
- stuffy nose
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to methylergonovine: injectable solution, oral tablet
Cardiovascular side effects have included palpitations, hypertension, hypotension, acute myocardial infarction, transient chest pains, arterial spasm (coronary and peripheral), bradycardia, and tachycardia. Postmarketing reports have included ventricular fibrillation, ventricular tachycardia, angina pectoris and atrioventricular block.
Hematologic side effects have included thrombophlebitis.
Metabolic side effects have included water intoxication.
Nervous system side effects have included tinnitus, hallucinations and dizziness. Postmarketing reports have included cerebrovascular accident and paraesthesia.
Gastrointestinal side effects have included diarrhea, foul taste, nausea and vomiting.
Dermatologic side effects have included diaphoresis and rash.
Genitourinary side effects have included hematuria.
Respiratory side effects have included dyspnea and nasal congestion.
More methylergonovine resources
- methylergonovine oral and injectable Concise Consumer Information (Cerner Multum)
- methylergonovine MedFacts Consumer Leaflet (Wolters Kluwer)
- methylergonovine Advanced Consumer (Micromedex) - Includes Dosage Information
- Methergine Prescribing Information (FDA)
- Methylergonovine Maleate Monograph (AHFS DI)
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