A nurse or other trained health professional will give you this medicine in a hospital. This medicine is given as a shot into a muscle or into a vein. This medicine is usually given after delivery of the placenta, or during the second stage of labor.
Do not eat grapefruit or drink grapefruit juice while you are using this medicine. Grapefruit and grapefruit juice may change the amount of this medicine that is absorbed in the body.
Your doctor may also prescribe methylergonovine tablets for you to take. Be sure to follow all your doctor's instructions.