Effect of methylergonovine on puerperal prolactin secretion

Gerson Weiss, Steven Klein, Louis Shenkman, Kunitaka Kataoka, Charles S. Hollander

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Serum prolactin concentration was measured by radioim- munoassay in 29 women, In the first 1½ hours postpartum. Fourteen women received 0.2 mg methylergonovine maleate (Methergine) intramuscularly after the delivery of the placenta. Fifteen women who served as controls received only saline. The rise in serum prolactin concentration seen in the control women (266.4 ng/ml ± 40.8 SE) was significantly greater than that seen in methylergonovine-treated patients (141.0 ng/ml ± 29.0 SE).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)209-210
Number of pages2
JournalObstetrics and Gynecology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Aug 1975
Externally publishedYes


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