This medicine is used for the following purposes:
- abortion of pregnancy
- labor contraction
- bleeding after childbirth
This medicine is given as an IV injection into a vein.
This medicine is given gradually through the IV line.
Please tell your doctor and pharmacist about all the medicines you take. Include both prescription and over-the-counter medicines. Also tell them about any vitamins, herbal medicines, or anything else you take for your health.
It is very important that you keep all appointments for medical exams and tests while on this medicine.
Tell your doctor and pharmacist if you ever had an allergic reaction to a medicine. Symptoms of an allergic reaction can include trouble breathing, skin rash, itching, swelling, or severe dizziness.
Tell the doctor or pharmacist if you are pregnant, planning to be pregnant, or breastfeeding.
Ask your pharmacist if this medicine can interact with any of your other medicines. Be sure to tell them about all the medicines you take.
The following is a list of some common side effects from this medicine. Please speak with your doctor about what you should do if you experience these or other side effects.
- high blood sugar
- reaction at the area of the injection (pain, redness, swelling)
- pain near injection site
- stomach pain
- cramping of the uterus or bleeding from the vagina
Call your doctor or get medical help right away if you notice any of these more serious side effects:
- severe abdominal or pelvic pain
- loss of balance
- chest pain
- ear problems (ringing in the ears, hearing loss)
- hallucinations (unusual thoughts, seeing or hearing things that are not real)
- severe or persistent headache
- fast or irregular heart beats
- muscle cramps
- shortness of breath
- excessive vaginal bleeding
A few people may have an allergic reaction to this medicine. Symptoms can include difficulty breathing, skin rash, itching, swelling, or severe dizziness. If you notice any of these symptoms, seek medical help quickly.
Please speak with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist if you have any questions about this medicine.
IMPORTANT NOTE: This document tells you briefly how to take your medicine, but it does not tell you all there is to know about it. Your doctor or pharmacist may give you other documents about your medicine. Please talk to them if you have any questions. Always follow their advice. There is a more complete description of this medicine available in English. Scan this code on your smartphone or tablet or use the web address below. You can also ask your pharmacist for a printout. If you have any questions, please ask your pharmacist.
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