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Brand name: Cervidil

Cervidil is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) dinoprostone. On this page you will find out more about Cervidil, including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)

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Active ingredient in this medicine: dinoprostone

Information for medicine and pack size:
Cervidil 10 mg pessary, 1

Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:

This leaflet may also be found inside the medicine package. It contains information on side effects, age restrictions and other useful data.

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What this medicine is for

Cervical ripening in patients, at or near term, who have favourable induction features and in whom there is a medical or obstetrical indication for induction of labour.

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Visual appearance Thin, flat polymeric pessary, which is rectangular in shape with rounded corners. The pessary is contained within an off-white knitted polyester retrieval system.
Dosage Form Pessary
Route of administration Vaginal
Medicine schedule
1 sachet: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
5 sachets: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy

There is one type of pack available.

Pack type 1
Pack type 1
Type Sachet
Storage temperature Store between minus 10 - minus 20 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions Store in a deep freeze
Life time 3 Years
We were unable to verify that this medicine is available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme). Please consult your pharmacist if you need further information

The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.

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Is this medication banned in sport?

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Labour and birth experiences

Many mothers and a few fathers spoke at length about their experiences of labour and birth. Most of the women had a vaginal birth for at least one child. Caesarean section was also common, as were instrumental births (forceps or vacuum suction-assisted) and episiotomy, and pharmacological pain relief during labour. The women we spoke to found labour and birth a unique, life-changing, and emotionally intense event.

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How to induce labour

Ways for women giving birth to induce labour and the bishop score to test if the cervix is ready for childbirth.

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