Ergometrine Maleate (Ergometrine 500micrograms/1ml solution for injection ampoules)

Side effects

Information specific to: Ergometrine 500micrograms/1ml solution for injection ampoules when used in Labour (preventing bleeding after).


A medicine is only made available to the public if the clinical trials have shown that the benefits of taking the medicine outweigh the risks.

Once a medicine has been licensed, information on the medicine's effects, both intended and unintended, is continuously recorded and updated.

Some side-effects may be serious while others may only be a mild inconvenience.

Everyone's reaction to a medicine is different. It is difficult to predict which side-effects you will have from taking a particular medicine, or whether you will have any side-effects at all. The important thing is to tell your prescriber or pharmacist if you are having problems with your medicine.

The frequency of these side-effects is unknown

  • anaphylactic reactions including symptoms such as collapse or shock
  • blood pressure changes
  • breathing difficulties
  • chest pain
  • feeling dizzy
  • headaches
  • heart attack
  • heart or circulation problems
  • nausea
  • palpitations
  • pulmonary oedema
  • skin rash or rashes
  • slower heart rate
  • stomach pain
  • tinnitus
  • vasoconstriction
  • vomiting

If you feel unwell or if you have concerns about a side-effect, you will need to seek advice. If you feel very ill, get medical help straight away. Contact your prescriber, pharmacist, nurse or call 111.

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