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Generic name: Ergonovine [ er-goe-NOE-veen ]
Drug class: Uterotonic agents

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Sep 13, 2023.


  • If you have heart disease, talk with your doctor.
  • High blood pressure has happened with ergonovine. Have your blood pressure checked as you have been told by your doctor.
  • Death of body tissue (gangrene) and other effects have happened with use of ergonovine for a long time. If you have questions, talk with your doctor.
  • Do not use ergonovine for longer than you were told by your doctor.

Uses of Ergonovine:

What do I need to tell my doctor BEFORE I take Ergonovine?

This is not a list of all drugs or health problems that interact with ergonovine.

Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all of your drugs (prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins) and health problems. You must check to make sure that it is safe for you to take ergonovine with all of your drugs and health problems. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any drug without checking with your doctor.

What are some things I need to know or do while I take Ergonovine?

How is this medicine (Ergonovine) best taken?

Use ergonovine as ordered by your doctor. Read all information given to you. Follow all instructions closely.

What do I do if I miss a dose?

What are some side effects that I need to call my doctor about right away?

WARNING/CAUTION: Even though it may be rare, some people may have very bad and sometimes deadly side effects when taking a drug. Tell your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of the following signs or symptoms that may be related to a very bad side effect:

What are some other side effects of Ergonovine?

All drugs may cause side effects. However, many people have no side effects or only have minor side effects. Call your doctor or get medical help if any of these side effects or any other side effects bother you or do not go away:

These are not all of the side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, call your doctor. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-332-1088. You may also report side effects at

If OVERDOSE is suspected:

If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.

How do I store and/or throw out Ergonovine?

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