Active ingredients: ergometrine
What it is used for
Prophylaxis Ergometrine is administered after the delivery of the placenta for the purpose of contracting the uterus in order to prevent postpartum haemorrhage and postabortion haemorrhage due to uterine atony. Treatment Ergometrine is administered after the delivery of the placenta to promote involution of the uterus in order to treat postpartum haemorrhage and postabortion haemorrhage.
How to take it
The way to take this medicine is: Intravenous. This medicine or fluids is given through a needle or tube (catheter) inserted into a vein.
- Store at 2 to 8 degrees Celsius
- Protect from Light
- Shelf lifetime is 18 Months.
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Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.
Colourless or faintly yellow solution.
Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is
Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?
For the active ingredient ergometrine
You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.
For side effects, taking other medicines and more
Download consumer medicine information leaflet (pdf) from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) website
Reporting side effects
You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.
You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems