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Ergonovine Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Ergonovine is also known as: Ergotrate, Ergotrate Maleate

Ergonovine Pregnancy Warnings

Ergonovine has been assigned to pregnancy category C by the FDA. Ergonovine is contraindicated during pregnancy because it may cause sustained, tetanic uterine contractions and resulting fetal compromise.

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Ergonovine Breastfeeding Warnings

Ergot alkaloids have been detected in the milk of lactating women, but apparently not in quantities sufficient to affect nursing infants.

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References for pregnancy information

  1. Briggs GG, Freeman RK, Yaffe SJ.. "Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation. 7th ed." Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (2005):
  2. "Product Information. Ergotrate Maleate (ergonovine)." Bedford, Bedford, OH.

References for breastfeeding information

  1. "Product Information. Ergotrate Maleate (ergonovine)." Bedford, Bedford, OH.
  2. Briggs GG, Freeman RK, Yaffe SJ.. "Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation. 7th ed." Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (2005):

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