When and How to Use ItSome general considerations to keep in mind during treatment with Cervidil include the following:
- This medication comes in the form of a vaginal insert. It is inserted high into the vagina, near the cervix.
- Cervidil should only be inserted by a trained medical provider in a hospital setting. Your healthcare provider will remove the insert when it is no longer needed.
- You will be lying down when the medication is inserted. You will need to remain lying down for at least two hours to make sure the insert stays in place.
- Cervidil comes in an individually sealed foil pouch. The medication must be inserted immediately after removal from the pouch. The pouch should not be opened with scissors or sharp objects, as this could potentially damage the medication.
- For the medication to work properly, it must be used as prescribed.
Dosing InformationThere is only one standard recommended dose of Cervidil. As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
(Click Cervidil Dosage for more information.)
Side Effects of CervidilJust like any medicine, Cervidil may cause side effects. However, not everyone who receives the drug will experience problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well.
If reactions do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
Common side effects of Cervidil include but are not limited to:
- Strong or frequent uterine contractions
- Signs that the fetus is not well or fatigued.
(Click Cervidil Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)