Methylergonovine (Methergine) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations

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What is the Generic Name for Methergine?

methylergonovine

What is the Trade Name for methylergonovine?

Methergine

What are the Indications of Methylergonovine (Methergine) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

treatment of post-partum hemorrhage

What are the Actions of Methylergonovine (Methergine) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

stimulates uterine muscles causing uterine contraction

What is the Therapeutic Class of Methylergonovine (Methergine) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

oxytocic

What is the Pharmacologic Class of Methylergonovine (Methergine) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

ergot alkaloids

What are the Nursing Considerations of Methylergonovine (Methergine) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

  • can cause hypertension, cramps, nausea, vomiting, dyspnea
  • monitor BP, heart rate, uterine response
  • assess calcium levels – effectiveness ↓ with hypocalcemia
  • monitor uterine bleeding and notify physician of any changes

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