CAUTIONS: BEFORE YOU BEGIN TAKING ANY NEW MEDICINE, either prescription
or over-the-counter, check with your doctor or pharmacist. Do not
use this medication if you are pregnant. IF YOU SUSPECT THAT YOU
COULD BE PREGNANT contact your doctor. Do NOT take this medication
if you are breast-feeding, it can pass into the breast milk.
When you are taking this medication, it is important to let your
doctor and pharmacist know if you are taking any of the following
• Bromocriptine (e.g. Parlodel)
Other ergot alkaloids (dihydroergotamine [e.g., D.H.E. 45], ergoloid
mesylates [e.g., Hydergine], ergotamine [e.g., Gynergen], methysergide
[e.g., Sansert]) – Use of these medicines with ergonovine
may increase the chance of side effects of these medicines.
Nitrates or Other medicines for angina – Using these medicines
with ergonovine may keep them from working properly.
The presence of other medical problems
may affect the use of ergonovine. Make sure and let your doctor
know if you
have any of the following:
angina (chest pain), blood vessel disease, high blood pressure
(or history of), stroke (or history of), infection (infections
may cause an increased sensitivity to the effect of this medicines),
kidney disease, liver disease, or Raynaud’s Phenomenon.
POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS:
Check with your doctor or a health care professional IMMEDIATELY
if any of the following side effects occur:
• Chest Pain
• Blurred vision
• Convulsions (seizures)
• Crushing chest pain
• Headache (sudden and severe)
• Irregular heartbeat
• Unexplained shortness of breath
Check with your doctor as SOON AS POSSIBLE if any of the following
side effects occur:
• Slow heartbeat
• Pain in the arms, legs or lower back
• Pale or cold hands or feet
• Weakness in the legs
Other side effects can occur that usually do not need medical
attention such as: nausea and vomiting, cramping of the uterus
in women, abdominal or stomach pain, diarrhea, dizziness, mild
and temporary headache, ringing in the ears, stuffy nose, sweating
or an unpleasant taste.
Other side effects can occur that are not listed above. Check
with your doctor or pharmacist if you notice any other effects
that are not listed here.