Cervidil: Side effects, precaution, Indication

Forest Laboratories | Cervidil (Medication)

Cervidil: Indications

Cervidil/dinoprostone, 10 mg is a vaginal insert approved to start and/or continue the ripening of the cervix in pregnant women who are at or near the time of delivery and in whom there is a medical reason for inducing (bringing on) labor. Cervidil should only be inserted by a trained healthcare professional in a hospital setting appropriate for childbirth.

For the first two hours following insertion, you should remain lying down. If you sit up or walk after the first two hours, you should be careful to ensure the insert remains in place. While Cervidil is inserted, your doctor will carefully monitor you and your baby’s progress and will determine when the insert should be removed….

Cervidil: Side Effects

The most common side effects associated with Cervidil include contractions occurring at a faster rate than normal.

Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, fever, chills, abdominal pain, flushing, and dizziness may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly….

Cervidil: Precaution

Before using Cervidil, tell your healthcare provider if you have any type of allergies. Tell your doctor your medical history, including: asthma, full term births including previous cesarean section (c-section) births, glaucoma, infections in the vaginal area (e.g., genital herpes), surgery on the cervix, surgery on the womb (uterus), vaginal bleeding during pregnancy, womb scarring.

This drug should not be used if you are carrying more than one baby, if your labor has already started, or if your water has broken. This medication should be used only when clearly needed during pregnancy. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. It is not known whether this drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding….

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