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Methylergonovine Dosage

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Apr 14, 2022.

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

Usual Adult Dose for Postpartum Bleeding

0.2 mg IM after delivery of the placenta or during the puerperium; may be repeated at intervals of 2 to 4 hours as required

0.2 mg orally 3 or 4 times a day for a maximum of 1 week during the puerperium

-Under full obstetric supervision, this drug may be given parenterally during the second stage of labor following delivery of the anterior shoulder.
-IV administration should be avoided unless administration is considered life-saving; IV dosing is the same as IM, give IV slowly over at least 60 seconds

-For routine management of uterine atony, hemorrhage and subinvolution of the uterus following delivery of the placenta.
-For control of uterine hemorrhage in the second stage of labor following delivery of the anterior shoulder.

Renal Dose Adjustments

Use caution

Liver Dose Adjustments

Use caution



Safety and efficacy have not been established in patients younger than 18 years.

Consult WARNINGS section for additional precautions.


Data not available

Other Comments

Administration advice:
-For oral and IM administration; avoid intra-arterial or periarterial administration
-Routine IV administration should be avoided because of the possibility of sudden hypertensive and cerebrovascular accidents; if administered IV, give slowly over no less than 60 seconds and closely monitor blood pressure

Storage requirements:
-Protect from light

-Methergine injection should be stored separately from medications intended for neonatal administration to avoid inadvertent administration to newborn infants.

-Monitor BP, especially if IV administration is necessary

Further information

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