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Cerviprime 0.5mg Gel

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SALT COMPOSITION
Storage
Store in a refrigerator (2 - 8°C). Do not freeze.
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Product introduction

Cerviprime 0.5mg Gel is a medicine used to induce labor in women, who are ready to deliver a full term baby. It works by softening and widening the cervix (lower end of the uterus) and helps the baby to pass through easily.

Cerviprime 0.5mg Gel is not for self-application purposes as usually applied in hospital settings under the supervision of medical healthcare professionals. The dose and how often you take it depends on what you are taking it for. You might be asked to lie down for at least 30 minutes after medicine application.

The most common side effects of this medicine include vomiting, diarrhea, back pain, and flushing of the skin.  If these bother you or appear serious, let your doctor know. There may be ways of reducing or preventing them.

Before taking this medicine, tell your doctor if you have ever had liver or kidney disease, or have a heart attack, or have asthma or have high or low blood pressure. Your doctor should also know about all other medicines you are taking as many of these may make this medicine less effective or change the way it works. You may be checked for contraction timely by your doctor while on treatment with this medicine.

Uses of Cerviprime Vaginal gel

Benefits of Cerviprime Vaginal gel

In Induction of labour

Cerviprime 0.5mg Gel contains a natural substance (prostaglandin) called Dinoprostone, that your body makes in preparation for labour or delivery of a full term baby. It softens and widens the opening of the womb and increases contractions of the uterus. This helps the baby to come out of the mother’s womb with ease and prevents any complications involved with childbirth.

Side effects of Cerviprime Vaginal gel

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Cerviprime

  • Flushing of skin
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Fever
  • Uterine tachysystole
  • Uterine hyperstimulation

How to use Cerviprime Vaginal gel

This medicine is for external use only. Use it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Clean and dry the affected area and apply the gel. Wash your hands after applying

How Cerviprime Vaginal gel works

Cerviprime 0.5mg Gel is similar to a natural substance (E2 prostaglandin) which is released in your body when labour starts. It works by opening the part of the birth canal (cervix) and causing the uterus to contract, to allow the baby through.

Safety advice

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Cerviprime 0.5mg Gel is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
Breast feeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Cerviprime 0.5mg Gel is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Driving
No interaction found/established
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

All substitutes

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
Cerviprime 0.5mg Gel
₹234/Vaginal gel
Medidin Gel
Medipol Pharmaceuticals India Pvt Ltd
₹242/vaginal gel
5% cheaper

Quick tips

  • Cerviprime 0.5mg Gel helps induce labour in pregnant women.
  •  It is only used in a hospital or clinic by your doctor.
  • Your doctor may ask you to lie down for at least 30 minutes to keep the medication in place.
  • A second dose of medicine may be given if contractions are not strong enough.
  • You may be monitored closely after administration  to make sure that the contractions do not become too strong and no distress comes to the baby.
  • Inform your doctor if you have heart, kidney, lung or liver disease or if you have a history of asthma.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Prostaglandin Analog
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
GYNAECOLOGICAL
Action Class
PG E2 analogue

Patient concerns

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I am pregnant.the doctor's date was 06.12.2016.but till now labour pain is not being occured.pls give the proper suggestions
Dr. Sonu Balhara Ahlawat
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Go for induction of labour
Baby is correct position but no pain till now and the due date is 13- feb-2017
Dr. Suman Rao
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Go for induction of labour if you have no pain till 15th
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References

  1. Schimmer BP, Parker KL. Contraception and Pharmacotherapy of Obstetrical and Gynecological Disorders. In: Brunton LL, Chabner BA, Knollmann BC, editors. Goodman & Gilman’s: The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics. 12th ed. New York, New York: McGraw-Hill Medical; 2011. p. 1850.
  2. Smyth EM, FitzGerald GA. The Eicosanoids: Prostaglandins, Tromboxanes, Leukotriens, & Related Compounds. In: Katzung BG, Masters SB, Trevor AJ, editors. Basic and Clinical Pharmacology. 11th ed. New Delhi, India: Tata McGraw Hill Education Private Limited; 2009. p. 325.
  3. Briggs GG, Freeman RK, editors. A Reference Guide to Fetal and Neonatal Risk: Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation. 10th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer Health; 2015. pp. 413-14.
  4. Dinoprostone. New York, New York: Pfizer; 2017. [Accessed 03 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  5. Dinoprostone. East Kilbride, Scotland: Ferring Controlled Therapeutics Ltd. (FCT); 2017. [Accessed 14 Feb. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  6. Drugs.com. Dinoprostone. [Accessed 03 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  7. Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO). [Accessed 04 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link

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Name: Zydus Healthcare Limited
Address: Zydus Tower, CTS No- 460/6 of Village Pahadi, Off I. B. Patel Road, Goregaon (East), Mumbai-400 063
Country of origin: India

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