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Important Note

The following information is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacist or other healthcare professional. It should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. Consult your healthcare professional before using this drug.


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COMMON BRAND NAME(S): Prentif Cavity-Rim Cerv Cap


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.

Side Effects

Vaginal/cervical discomfort may occur. If this effect persists or worsens, notify your doctor promptly. Tell your doctor immediately if any of these serious side effects occur: vaginal odor or discharge, odor when the device is removed, stomach/abdominal pain. If you notice the following unlikely but serious side effects of Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS), remove the device and seek immediate medical attention: high fever, at least one other symptom of TSS (e.g., vomiting, diarrhea, dizziness, fainting or lightheadedness, sore throat, muscle weakness, joint pain, sunburn-like rash, eye redness). Promptly tell your doctor if you or your sexual partner experiences any burning/irritation/discomfort during sex while you are using this product. This may mean that you are not properly fitted for this device. An allergic reaction to this product or the spermicide used along with this product is highly unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include: rash, itching, swelling, dizziness, trouble breathing. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.


This device is not recommended for use if you have the following medical conditions: history of toxic shock syndrome (TSS), abnormal Pap smear(s), history of certain cancers (e.g., cervical or uterine cancer), vaginal or cervical infection, currently experiencing any menstrual bleeding (including your regular menstrual period), recent childbirth, recent miscarriage or abortion. Tell your doctor your medical history, especially of: unusual vaginal bleeding (e.g., irregular periods), any allergies. Prior to using this product, consult your doctor if you are breast-feeding.

Drug Interactions

Tell your doctor of all prescription and nonprescription medication you may use, especially: vaginal medications (e.g., creams, ointments). Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.


Not applicable.


Do not share this device with others. Laboratory and/or medical tests (e.g., Pap smears) may be performed to monitor for side effects.

Missed Dose

Not applicable.


Store in the original container at room temperature between 56 and 86 degrees F (13 to 30 degrees C) and away from light and moisture. Thoroughly clean and rinse this product as directed between uses.