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Methylergonovine Dosage

Medically reviewed on October 8, 2018.

Applies to the following strengths: 0.2 mg; 0.2 mg/mL

Usual Adult Dose for:

Additional dosage information:

Usual Adult Dose for Postpartum Bleeding

For the prevention and control of postpartum hemorrhage:

0.2 mg intramuscularly or intravenously (see precautions) after delivery of the anterior shoulder, after delivery of the placenta, or during the puerperium. May be repeated as required, at intervals of 2 to 4 hours.

0.2 mg orally 3 or 4 times daily in the puerperium for a maximum of 1 week.

Renal Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Liver Dose Adjustments

Data not available


This drug should not be administered intravenously routinely because of the possibility of inducing sudden hypertensive and cerebrovascular accidents. If intravenous administration is considered essential as a lifesaving measure, methylergonovine should be given slowly over a period of no less than 60 seconds with careful monitoring of blood pressure. Intra-arterial or periarterial injection should be strictly avoided.

Safety and effectiveness have not been established in pediatric patients (less than 18 years of age).


Data not available

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