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Why is this medication prescribed?
Dinoprostone is used to prepare the cervix for the induction of labor in pregnant women who are at or near term.This medication is sometimes prescribed for other uses; ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
How should this medicine be used?
Dinoprostone comes as a vaginal insert and as a gel that is inserted high into the vagina. It is administered using a syringe, by a health professional in a hospital or clinic setting. After the dose has been administered you should remain lying down for up to 2 hours as directed by your physician. A second dose of the gel may be administered in 6 hours if the first dose does not produce the desired response.
What special precautions should I follow?
Before taking dinoprostone,
What side effects can this medication cause?
Side effects from dinoprostone are not common, but they can occur. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away:
If you experience any of the following symptoms, call your doctor immediately:
Dinoprostone gel should be stored in a refrigerator. The inserts should be stored in a freezer. Keep this medication in the container it came in, tightly closed, and out of reach of children.
What other information should I know?
Keep all appointments with your doctor. Do not let anyone else use your medication.
Last updated: Tue, 06 Jan 2009 00:20:03 GMT