POM: Prescription only medicine
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INFORMATION FOR THE USER
Cervagem 1mg Pessary
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Read all of this leaflet carefully before you are given this medicine
In this leaflet:
1. What Cervagem Pessary is and what it is used for.
2. What you need to know before you take Cervagem Pessary.
3. How you are given Cervagem Pessary
4. Possible side effects
5. How Cervagem Pessary is stored
6. Contents of the pack and other information.
1. What Cervagem Pessary is and what it is used for
Cervagem Pessary contains a medicine called gemeprost.
This belongs to a group of medicines called prostaglandins. It works by making the womb contract.Cervagem is normally given to women in the following situations:
2. What you need to know before you use Cervagem Pessary
Do not use Cervagem Pessary if:
Do not use this medicine if any of the above apply to you. If you are not sure, talk to your doctor or nurse before you are given the first pessary.
Take special care with Cervagem Pessary
Talk to your doctor or nurse before you are given this medicine if:
Taking or using other medicines
Please tell your doctor or nurse if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines, including medicines obtained without prescription. This includes medicines you can buy without prescription, including herbal medicines. This is because Cervagem can affect the way some other medicines work. Also some medicines can affect the way Cervagem works.
In particular, tell your doctor you are taking any of the following.
Medicines used to speed up labour such as oxytocin. This can increase the effect of Cervagem.
3. How you will be given Cervagem Pessary
The doctor or nurse will keep an eye on you while you are being treated with Cervagem pessaries.
Cervagem pessaries can be given in one of the following ways in these situations:
Termination of pregnancy in the first three months to make the operation easier
Termination of pregnancy between the fourth and sixth month
Termination of a pregnancy between the fourth and sixth month, if the unborn baby (foetus) has already died
After the treatment, the doctor or nurse will check to make sure the termination has been completed properly.
It is important to keep your appointment if you are due a follow-up examination after this treatment.
4. Possible side effects
Like all medicines, Cervagem Pessary can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
Very rare allergic reactions that can occur with prostaglandins such as Cervagem
You could notice the following signs of an allergic reaction:
If you think that Cervagem is causing an allergic reaction, tell your doctor straight away.
Very rare side effects
Other side effects
If you have any of the following side effects, do not worry. However if they are troublesome, talk to your doctor or nurse.
These side effects usually last for a short time.
Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard or search for MHRA Yellow Card in the Google Play or Apple App Store.
By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.
5. How to store Cervagem Pessary
Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste. Ask your doctor or nurse how to dispose of medicines no longer required. These measures will help to protect the environment.
6. Contents of the pack and other information
What Cervagem Pessary contains
What Cervagem Pessary looks like and contents of the pack
The pessary is a bullet-shaped waxy solid, 2-3 centimetres long and it comes in boxes of 5 pessaries.
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This leaflet does not contain all the information about your medicine. If you have any questions or are not sure about anything, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
This leaflet was last revised in July 2019
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