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Dinoprostone Vaginal Insert Dosage

The standard dinoprostone vaginal insert dosage is the same for all women who receive this drug. A healthcare provider will place one insert high in the vagina, near the cervix. You will need to remain lying down for at least two hours after it is inserted. The insert will be removed after 12 hours, or when it is no longer needed.

An Introduction to Your Dosage of Dinoprostone Vaginal Insert

There is only one standard recommended dose of the dinoprostone vaginal insert (Cervidil®). As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
 

Dinoprostone Vaginal Insert Dosing Guidelines

The recommended dose for preparing the cervix for labor and delivery is one vaginal insert, placed into the vagina one time only. The vaginal insert will release about 0.3 mg of dinoprostone (the active ingredient in the medicine) each hour, for 12 hours.
 
After the vaginal insert is placed, a tape attached to the insert will hang outside the vagina, much like a tampon string. This allows your healthcare provider to easily remove the insert when it is no longer needed.
 
You and your unborn baby will be carefully monitored while a dinoprostone vaginal insert is in place. Your healthcare provider will decide when to remove the medication. It is generally removed after 12 hours, or if active labor occurs. Your healthcare provider may also remove the medication in the following situations:
 
  • Contractions are abnormally strong, long, or frequent
  • Before an amniotomy (artificial rupture of the amniotic sac to induce labor), commonly known as "breaking the water"
  • There are signs of problems in the mother or baby
  • You are experiencing unwanted side effects.
 
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Dinoprostone Vaginal Insert Information

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