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Methergine (Methylergonovine Maleate) - Indications and Dosage

 
 



INDICATIONS AND USAGE

For routine management after delivery of the placenta; postpartum atony and hemorrhage; subinvolution. Under full obstetric supervision, it may be given in the second stage of labor following delivery of the anterior shoulder.

DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION

Parenteral drug products should be inspected visually for particulate matter and discoloration prior to administration.

Intramuscularly

1 mL, 0.2 mg, after delivery of the anterior shoulder, after delivery of the placenta, or during the puerperium. May be repeated as required, at intervals of 2-4 hours.

Intravenously

Dosage same as intramuscular. (See WARNINGS.)

Orally

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

HOW SUPPLIED

Tablets

0.2 mg round, coated, orchid, branded "78-54" one side, "SANDOZ" other side.

Bottles of 100…………………………………………………………..NDC 0078-0054-05

Ampuls

1 mL size

Boxes of 20…………………………………………………………….NDC 0078-0053-03

Store and Dispense

Tablets: Store below 25C (77F); in tight, light-resistant container.

Ampuls: Store in refrigerator, 2C-8C (36F-46F). Protect from light. Administer only if solution is clear and colorless.

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