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
- breathing difficulties
- chest pain
- feeling dizzy
- heart attack
- heart problems
- pulmonary oedema
- raised blood pressure
- skin rash or rashes
- slower heart rate
- stomach pain
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.