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Primigyn 0.5mg Gel

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

Introduction

Primigyn 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.

Primigyn 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 Primigyn Vaginal gel

Side effects of Primigyn 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 Primigyn

  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Back pain
  • Fetal distress
  • Increased uterine contractions

How to cope with side effects?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Vomiting
    You can help yourself by eating small, frequent meals rather than large ones and drinking plenty of fluids. Eat slowly. Avoid fatty, fried, spicy and very sweet foods. Eat cold or slightly warm food if the smell of cooked or cooking food makes you feel sick. Get plenty of fresh air. You could also try chewing ginger or drinking ginger tea. Eat bananas to replace potassium in your blood which can drop if you are sick (vomit). Use oral rehydration salts to replace vitamins and minerals lost through being sick. There are some medicines that can help you stop feeling sick. Speak to your doctor if your condition does not improve.
  • Coping with Diarrhea
    Keep up your intake of fluids and electrolytes (sugars and salts) to avoid getting dehydrated. Eat less fiber (avoid raw fruits, fruit juice and vegetables). Talk to your doctor about possible medication to manage diarrhea. Ask about reducing the dosage of your drug or other suitable treatments.
  • Coping with Back pain
    Stay as active as possible and try to continue your daily activities. Do not rest for long periods. Try exercises and stretches specifically designed for back pain. Walking, swimming, yoga and pilates may also be helpful. Taking baths with salt water after exercise may also reduce the pain. Hot or cold compression packs and gentle back massage can give short-term relief. Take anti-inflammatory painkillers if you need to. Back pain normally gets better on its own but if it is severe or lasts more than a couple of weeks, you should see a doctor.

How to use Primigyn 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 Primigyn Vaginal gel works

Primigyn 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
Primigyn 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.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Primigyn 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

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
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Quick Tips

  • Primigyn 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

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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FAQs

Q. What is Primigyn?

Primigyn works similar to Prostaglandin E2, a substance produced naturally by the women’s body. It helps in initiating the labor in women who are ready to deliver a full-term baby. It works by softening and widening the cervix.

Q. How is it used?

This medicine is not for self-application purpose. It is usually inserted in the hospital settings, by medical healthcare professional like a nurse or doctor. It is placed in the upper vagina.

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