is a uterotonic drug that has received bad publicity, firstly because ergometrine
is contraindicated when vasoconstriction is a major concern (hypertension and cardiac disease), and secondly because it has pronounced side-effects such as nausea and emesis.
Co-administration of cisapride, dofetilide, ergot alkaloids such as dihydroergotamine, ergotamine, ergometrine
(ergonovine), and methylergometrine (methylergonovine); felodipine, levacetylmethadol (levomethadyl), lovastatin, methadone, oral midazolam, nisoldipine, pimozide, quinidine, simvastatin, and triazolam with ONMEL[TM] is contraindicated.
was available at 85% of health centres and dispensaries, and 70% provided manual removal of the placenta.
In the study 79% of women received either oxytocin, ergometrine
or both, as is routine in the NHS.
Aspirin ingredients are diverted into heroin production (32,000 tonnes of acetic anhydride were seized in 2007); birthing blood clotters such as ergometrine
double as LSD; even the anaesthetic diethyl ether gets diverted into cocaine production.
The Czech Republic is a producer of ergometrine
, which is then used for the production of LSD.
The drugs commonly used are oxyitocin, ergometrine
Misoprostol is now gaining favor over dinoprostone for patients who fail both oxytocin and ergometrine
340) Although ergometrine
may cause bronchospasm particularly in association with general anaesthesia, (340) this is not a problem encountered when syntometrine (syntocinon/ergometrine
) is used for postpartum haemorrhage prophylaxis.
Mrs Wildsmith was given ergometrine
- a drug routinely given to mothers to ensure the placenta comes away from the uterine wall.
Currently, the import of ergotamine, ergometrine
, pseudoephedrine, ephedrine, and lysergic acid is conditional with the recommendation from the Narcotics Division.
For data on RU 486/oral misoprostol abortion, see Thong & Baird, 1992 (4% of users: 1 woman needed emergency curettage for heavy bleeding due to incomplete abortion; 3 women were given intramuscular ergometrine
for heavy bleeding at the time of expulsion of products); Peyron, et al.