Post-partum haemorrhage

Active Ingredient: Ergometrine

Indication for Ergometrine

Population group: women, only adults (18 - 65 years old)

Ergometrine is used in the treatment of post-partum haemorrhage.

For this indication, competent medicine agencies globally authorize below treatments:

200-500 micrograms once

Route of admnistration


Defined daily dose

200 - 500 ug

Dosage regimen

From 200 To 500 ug once every day

Detailed description

Doses of 200 micrograms to 500 micrograms of ergometrine are given intramuscularly, following expulsion of the placenta or when bleeding occurs.

250-500 micrograms once

Route of admnistration


Defined daily dose

250 - 500 ug

Dosage regimen

From 250 To 500 ug once every day

Detailed description

In emergencies, ergometrine may be given intravenously at a dose of 250 micrograms to 500 micrograms.

Active ingredient


Ergometrine produces sustained tonic uterine contraction via agonist or partial agonist effects at myometrial 5-HT2 receptors and alpha-adrenergic receptors. Both upper and lower uterine segments are stimulated to contract in a tetanic manner.

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