What is Crinone 8%
Crinone (progesterone gel) is a specially formulated vaginal gel that contains the female hormone progesterone, which is one of the hormones essential for preparation of the uterus for implantation and maintenance of a pregnancy. The moisturizing gel of Crinone forms a coating on the walls of the vagina that allows for absorption of progesterone.
How Do I Use Crinone 8%?
Here are step-by-step instructions for taking Crinone 8%:
Wash your hands thoroughly and make sure that the surface you work on is clean.
|Each prefilled applicator of Crinone comes individually wrapped within the Crinone box.|
|Carefully remove the wrapper from the prefilled applicator.|
|Identify the thick end of the applicator. Grasp the applicator by the thick end but do not squeeze yet.|
|With your other hand, grasp and bend the tab located at the opposite end of the applicator. Bend and twist the tab until it breaks away from the applicator.|
|Choose a comfortable position for inserting the applicator. You may lay on your back|
|You may stand|
|Insert the applicator into the vagina as far as it will comfortably go or when one half of the applicator has been inserted whichever is less.|
|Squeeze the bubble and the thick end completely. An amount of gel about the size of a dime will be dispensed into the vagina.|
|Remove the applicator. The gel will remain in the vaigna. Dispose of the used applicator. Do not reuse the applicator.|
Typically, the gel stays attached to the vaginal walls for a few days as the progesterone is absorbed. Do NOT be concerned is small, white globules appear as a discharge after serveral days of usage. It is common and not harmful, to have some gel residue build up.
If you wish, you may remove the residual gel by inserting your finger into the vagina and clearing the gel manually.