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What is methylergonovine?

Methylergonovine is no longer available in the U.S.

Methylergonovine is a prescription medication used to help a woman deliver the placenta and to alleviate bleeding after childbirth. Methylergonovine works by strengthening uterine contractions and making them more regular. It also improves muscle tone in the uterus. Methylergonovine is a tablet that is taken orally. Methylergonovine is the generic name for the active ingredient in this drug, found under brand name Methergine.

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