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DINOPROSTONE (dye noe PROST one) relaxes and widens the cervix. It works by helping the cervix soften, thin, and open (dilate).
This medication is inserted into the vagina in a hospital or clinic setting. Remain lying down for 2 hours after it is inserted. Your care team will remove the insert after it has been in place for 12 hours or after active labor begins.
Talk to your care team about the use of this medication in children. Special care may be needed.
Side effects that you should report to your care team as soon as possible:
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your care team if they continue or are bothersome):
This medication is given in a hospital or clinic and will not be stored at home.
They need to know if you have any of the following conditions:
This does not apply.
You will be closely monitored while you receive this medication.
Contact your care team immediately if you get signs and symptoms of infection or other complications, such as pelvic or lower abdominal pain, an unpleasant vaginal discharge, fever, chills, or increase in vaginal bleeding several days after treatment.
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