Hydroxyethyl cellulose/glycerin/purified water (Into the uterus)
Glycerin (GLIS-er-in), Hydroxyethyl Cellulose (hye-drox-ee-ETH-il SEL-ue-lose), Water, Purified
Helps images of uterus and fallopian tubes show up better on ultrasound exam in women with known or suspected infertility (unable to have children).
ExEm FoamThere may be other brand names for this medicine.
When This Medicine Should Not Be Used:
This medicine is not right for everyone. You should not receive it if you had an allergic reaction to hydroxyethyl cellulose or glycerin, if you are pregnant, have a lower genital infection, uterine cancer or tumors, unusual vaginal bleeding, or had a gynecological procedures within the last 30 days.
How to Use This Medicine:
- A doctor or other trained health professional will give you this medicine. This medicine is given through a tube into the uterus through the cervix before an ultrasound.
Drugs and Foods to Avoid:
Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
Warnings While Using This Medicine:
- It is not safe to take this medicine during pregnancy. It could harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor right away if you become pregnant. Your doctor will give you a pregnancy test before you start using this medicine to make sure you are not pregnant.
- Tell your doctor if you are breastfeeding, or if you have other gynecological problems.
- Your doctor will check your progress and the effects of this medicine at regular visits. Keep all appointments.
Possible Side Effects While Using This Medicine:
Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:
- Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in your face or hands, swelling or tingling in your mouth or throat, chest tightness, trouble breathing
- Fainting, slow heartbeat
- Light vaginal bleeding after the procedure
- Pelvic or stomach pain
- Severe tiredness
If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088
Last Updated: 6/2/2022
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