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DINOPROSTONE, PROSTAGLANDIN E2 (dye noe PROST one; pros tuh GLAN din) is used to help dilate the cervix in pregnant women who are at or near term. This will help to induce labor.
This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.
They need to know if you have any of the following conditions:
active genital herpes infection
previous pregnancy with difficult labor, traumatic delivery or cesarean section
previous surgery to the uterus
vaginal bleeding, inflammation or infection
6 or more previous pregnancies
an unusual or allergic reaction to dinoprostone, prostaglandins, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
This medicine is inserted into the vagina by a health-care professional in a hospital or clinic setting. Remain lying down for 15 to 30 minutes after it is inserted.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.
Overdosage: If you think you have taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once.
NOTE: This medicine is only for you. Do not share this medicine with others.
This does not apply.
This list may not describe all possible interactions. Give your health care provider a list of all the medicines, herbs, non-prescription drugs, or dietary supplements you use. Also tell them if you smoke, drink alcohol, or use illegal drugs. Some items may interact with your medicine.
You will be closely monitored while you receive this medicine.
This medicine can affect other muscles outside of the uterus and cause side effects. Most of these effects will go away quickly.
Contact your doctor or health care professional immediately if you get an unpleasant vaginal discharge, continued fever, chills and shivering, or increase in vaginal bleeding several days after treatment.
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
continuous or excessive vaginal bleeding
excessive abdominal or cramping pains
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
This list may not describe all possible side effects. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
This does not apply. You will not be given this medicine to store at home.
DINOPROSTONE, PROSTAGLANDIN E2 (dye noe PROST one, pros tuh GLAN din) is used to help dilate the cervix in pregnant women who are at or near term. This will help to induce labor.
This medicine is inserted into the vagina by a health-care professional in a hospital or clinic setting. Remain lying down for 2 hours after it is inserted. After the 2 hours, you may walk around. Your doctor will remove the insert after it has been in place for 12 hours or after active labor beings.
DINOPROSTONE (dye noe PROST one), also known as PROSTAGLANDIN E2 (pros tuh GLAN din E2) stimulates contractions to empty the uterus. Sometimes it is used after a miscarriage. It can be used when necessary to induce abortion between the 12th and 20th week of pregnancy. This medicine may also be used to treat a condition called benign hydatidiform mole.
lung or breathing disease, like asthma
vaginal inflammation or infection
This medicine is inserted into the vagina by a health-care professional in a hospital or clinic setting. Remain lying down for 10 minutes after it is inserted.
chest pain or palpitations
dizziness or fainting
foul smelling vaginal discharge
abdominal pain, or severe cramping pains
chills or shivering
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