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  • n. An ergoline (and lysergamide) derivative, one of the primary ergot and morning glory alkaloids, chemically similar to LSD and used in medicine to facilitate delivery of the placenta and to prevent bleeding after childbirth.


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  • The factors that may have been responsible were, first, sulfonamide and penicillin for infection; second, ergometrine use to reduce postpartum hemorrhage; third, universal blood transfusion; and fourth, much better cooperation and better medical education and so on.

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  • If she is still bleeding after 10 minutes, give the same amount of ergometrine again.

    Chapter 11

  • · If the womb does not become hard after a few minutes of rubbing, or if bleeding continues, give ergometrine, 0.2 mg by mouth, or 0.5 mg by injection in her buttock or thigh.

    Chapter 11

  • Inject 0.5 mg of ergometrine in a large muscle, or give 0.2 mg of ergonovine by mouth every 6 hours for 4 to 7 days.

    Chapter 11

  • · Oxytocin and ergometrine are sometimes misused to hurry the birth of the baby or the afterbirth

    Chapter 36

  • Medicines that contain ergometrine or oxytocin cause contractions of the womb and its blood vessels.

    Chapter 36

  • · Women and girls sometimes try using dangerous medicines - such as aspirin, malaria medicines, and ergometrine

    Chapter 36

  • High blood pressure, fast heart beat, stroke. ergometrine maleate, methylergonovine maleate

    Chapter 37

  • It is the same drug as ergometrine and ergonovine.

    Chapter 37

  • Then give her one 0.2 mg pill of ergometrine, or a 0.1 mg injection, every 4 hours for 24 hours.

    Chapter 20


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