Active management of the third stage of labour
Adult: 500 mcg given with 5 units of oxytocin after delivery of the anterior shoulder or immediately after delivery of the infant.
Treatment and prophylaxis of postpartum haemorrhage
Adult: 200-500 mcg following expulsion of the placenta or when bleeding occurs.
Excessive uterine bleeding
Adult: 200 mcg via IV inj over at least 1 minute. May follow with oral doses of 200-400 mcg 2-4 times daily until the danger of atony or haemorrhage has passed (usually 48 hr).
Postpartum and post-abortion bleeding
Adult: 0.2-0.4 mg 2-4 times daily until danger of uterine atony and haemorrhage has passed (usually 48 hr). Max duration: 1 wk postpartum.