contraceptive cervical cap-device, Prentif Cavity-Rim Cerv Cap
GENERIC NAME: CONTRACEPTIVE CERVICAL CAP - DEVICE (SERV-ih-kall kap)
BRAND NAME(S): Prentif Cavity-Rim Cerv Cap
USES: This reusable barrier device is used, with a spermicidal cream or jelly, to prevent pregnancy. It is a flexible, rubber, cup-like device that fits over the entrance to the cervix preventing sperm from fertilizing an egg.
HOW TO USE: Follow all instructions for proper insertion, removal, and care/cleaning of this device. If any of the information is unclear, consult your doctor. Before using, check this product visually for any holes, tears, or cracks. If any of these defects are present, do not use the product. Before using, urinate and then wash your hands thoroughly. Before inserting this device into the vagina, fill the cervical cap one-third full with a spermicidal cream or jelly. Insert this device into the vagina and position it properly around your cervix as directed by your doctor. This medical device must be left in place for at least 8 hours after intercourse. This product may be left in place for up to 2 days (48 hours) at a time. It is not necessary to use additional spermicide with repeated intercourse during this 2 day time period. After removal from the vagina, clean this device with a mild, non-perfumed soap, rinse with warm water, dry and store in the original container. Do not use oil-based or greasy products (e.g., cocoa butter, petroleum jelly, mineral oil) on this device. Doing so could harm this product. If you are currently using any vaginal medications (e.g., creams, ointments), complete your treatment with these medications before using this device. It is recommended that an alternative method of birth control (e.g., condoms, spermicide) be used if you have intercourse during your menstrual period. This product is not recommended for use during your menstrual period. If you notice any pain or discomfort after inserting the device or during or after intercourse, contact your doctor promptly. Also, if the device does not fit properly (snuggly around the base of the cervix) or becomes loose during intercourse or while walking, coughing, or straining, contact your doctor promptly. It is recommended that you have this product checked and refitted after childbirth and/or at your annual pelvic exam.
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