What Is Pharmacology - Ergometrine
Ergometrine is useful as a uterine stimulant.Ergometrine present with vasoconstrictor properties. Ergometrine will be used in treating cases of post partum hemorrhage.
The vasoconstriction effects of ergometrine may lead to angina. Other common side effects of ergometrine may include hypertension,dysrhythmias, headache, gastrointestinal discomfort and dizziness.
Ergometrine will be acting on the 5 HT receptors as well as alpha adrenoceptors. Ergometrine will stimulate the contraction of the uterus.
Ergometrine is usually given orally, intravenously or intramuscularly. The duration of action of ergometrine is usually around 4 - 6 hours. Ergometrine will have a short duration of action.