Information about Dinoprostone

Dinoprostone Uses

Dinoprostone is used for induction of labour.

How Dinoprostone works

Dinoprostone is similar to a natural substance (E2 prostaglandin) which is released in your body when labour starts. It works by opening the part of the birth canal (cervix) and causing the uterus to contract, to allow the baby through.

Common side effects of Dinoprostone

Diarrhea, Vomiting, Nausea, Fever, Uterine tachysystole, Uterine hyperstimulation
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Expert advice for Dinoprostone

  • Dinoprostone helps induce labor in women, who are ready to deliver a full term baby.
  • It is only used in a hospital or clinic by your doctor.
  • Your doctor may ask you to lie down for at least 30 minutes after receiving Dinoprostone to keep the medication in place. 
  • A second dose of medicine may be given if contractions are not strong enough.
  • You may be monitored closely after administration  to make sure that thecontractions do not become too strong and no distress comes to the baby.
  • Inform your doctor if you have heart, kidney, lung or liver disease or if you have a history of asthma.

Frequently asked questions for Dinoprostone


Q. What is Dinoprostone?

Dinoprostone works similar to Prostaglandin E2, a substance produced naturally by the women’s body. It helps in initiating the labor in women who are ready to deliver a full-term baby. It works by softening and widening the cervix.

Q. How is it applied?

This medicine is not for self-application purpose. It is usually applied in hospital settings by a medical healthcare professional like a nurse or doctor. It is placed in the upper vagina. This medicine remains active for 6 hours.

Q. How many doses do I need?

The dose would depend on your response to the medicine. In some patients, a single dose of this medicine usually starts labor. Sometimes, a dose may be repeated if your doctor feels that the cervix is not completely ready for the labor. In a few cases, the dose may be repeated multiple times.

Q. What should I expect when I get this medicine?

After inserting this medicine, you and your’s baby vitals may be monitored constantly. You will be advised to lie down for at least 30 minutes. Any contractions will also be monitored. Your doctor may examine you after 6 hours or earlier in case you have strong contractions, to check for progress of labor.

Q. What could be the possible side effects associated with it?

The side effects of Dinoprostone are uncommon but they can occur. A small number of women may have fever, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea. Some women may experience a high number of uterine contractions, which may or may not stress your baby.


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