Ergonovine

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Ergonovine

 

(also ergometrine), a uterine stimulant; one of the most common ergot alkaloids. Ergonovine is used in obstetrics in cases of uterine bleeding. It is administered orally in tablet form as well as by the intramuscular and intravenous methods.

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For decades, oxytocin and ergometrine have been the treatments of choice for PPH, but both drugs can be given only by injection and require refrigeration.
Ergometrine was given and she suffered an eclamptic seizure shortly after.
Oxytocin has the advantage over ergometrine that it is not degraded by direct light and need not be kept continuously in a fridge.
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Controlled substances include Pseudoephedrine, Ergometrine and others listed in an annex to the legislation.
There was grossly substandard care in 60% of cases, including failure to secure haemostasis at the initial CS, non-use of potentially effective treatment such as parenteral ergometrine, uterine compression sutures and balloon tamponade, and delays in definitive management such as hysterectomy.
If oxytocin is unavailable, ergometrine/methyl-ergometrine or the fixed drug combination of oxytocin and ergometrine should be used, except in women with hypertension or heart disease.
Poor practices included inadequate monitoring during labour, with no routine use of the partogram, and the use of unrefrigerated ergometrine in the third stage of labour.