Medical and Surgical Complications in Pregnancy
Ergometrine is used in management of which of the following? (AIPG 2012)
1. Ergotamine is a vaso constrictor drug so it is contraindicated in CAD, CVA and Raynaud’s disease.
2. Adverse effects of ergotamine are nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, muscle cramps, weakness, paresthesias, coronary and other vascular spasm, chest pain.
3. The drug is contraindicated in the presence of sepsis, ischemic heart disease, peripheral vascular disease, hypertension, pregnancy, liver and kidney disease.