Medications and Drugs
Brand Names: Cervidil, Prepidil, Prostin E2
Generic Name: dinoprostone topical (Pronunciation: DYE no PROS tone TOP ik al)
What is dinoprostone topical (Cervidil, Prepidil, Prostin E2)?
Dinoprostone is a prostaglandin, a hormone-like substance that is naturally produced by tissues in the body.
Dinoprostone topical may be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
What are the possible side effects of dinoprostone topical (Cervidil, Prepidil, Prostin E2)?
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Tell your caregivers at once if your contractions slow down or become uneven, or if you have:
Less serious side effects may include:
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
What is the most important information I should know about dinoprostone topical (Cervidil, Prepidil, Prostin E2)?
Be sure your doctor knows your entire pregnancy history, especially if you have ever had a C-section or major surgery on your uterus, if you have ever had a baby born in a breech position, or if you have ever had a difficult labor or delivery of a previous child.
After you have received dinoprostone topical, tell your caregivers at once if your contractions slow down or become uneven, or if you have a fever, sudden vaginal bleeding, cough, wheezing, chest tightness, trouble breathing, pale skin, or blue colored lips.
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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