Methergine and Pruritus - from FDA reports

Pruritus is found among people who take Methergine, especially for people who are female, 30-39 old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Bupivacaine Hydrochloride, and have High blood pressure. This review analyzes which people have Pruritus with Methergine. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 878 people who have side effects when taking Methergine from FDA , and is updated regularly.

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On Apr, 01, 2018

878 people reported to have side effects when taking Methergine.
Among them, 11 people (1.25%) have Pruritus

Number of reports submitted per year:

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Time on Methergine when people have Pruritus *:

  • < 1 month: 100 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Pruritus when taking Methergine *:

  • female: 100 %
  • male: 0.0 %

Age of people who have Pruritus when taking Methergine *:

  • 0-1: 9.09 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 9.09 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 63.64 %
  • 40-49: 9.09 %
  • 50-59: 9.09 %
  • 60+: 0.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • High Blood Pressure: 2 people, 18.18%
  • Juvenile Arthritis (arthritis-related condition that develops in children or teenagers): 1 person, 9.09%
  • Hypothyroidism (abnormally low activity of the thyroid gland, resulting in retardation of growth and mental development): 1 person, 9.09%
  • Haemorrhage (bleeding): 1 person, 9.09%
  • Abortion (termination of pregnancy): 1 person, 9.09%

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Syntocinon: 2 people, 18.18%
  • Methyldopa: 2 people, 18.18%
  • Magnesium Sulfate: 2 people, 18.18%
  • Bupivacaine Hydrochloride: 2 people, 18.18%
  • Cytotec: 1 person, 9.09%

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Rashes (redness): 5 people, 45.45%
  • Aspartate Aminotransferase Increased: 4 people, 36.36%
  • Alanine Aminotransferase Increased: 4 people, 36.36%
  • Blood Lactate Dehydrogenase Increased: 3 people, 27.27%
  • Fever: 2 people, 18.18%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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