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Dinoprostone Vaginal Insert Side Effects

Extensive research has shown that some of the most commonly reported side effects of dinoprostone vaginal inserts include very strong uterine contractions and fatigue in the baby. Fortunately, most reactions to this drug tend to be minor and treated easily. However, if you develop difficulty breathing, severe uterine pain, or dizziness, make sure to tell your healthcare provider right away.

An Introduction to Side Effects of Dinoprostone Vaginal Insert

Just like any medicine, dinoprostone vaginal inserts (Cervidil®) can cause side effects. However, not everyone who receives the drug will have problems. In fact, most women tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with dinoprostone vaginal inserts. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)

Serious Dinoprostone Vaginal Insert Side Effects

Some side effects of dinoprostone vaginal inserts are potentially serious and should be reported immediately to your healthcare provider. These include but are not limited to:
  • Signs of an allergic reaction, such as:
    • An unexplained rash
    • Hives
    • Itching
    • Unexplained swelling, especially of the mouth, lips, or throat
    • Wheezing or difficulty breathing
    • Difficulty swallowing
  • Low blood pressure, which could cause dizziness or fainting
  • Abnormally strong or frequent uterine contractions
  • Severe uterine pain
  • Abnormal vaginal bleeding
  • Persistent fever, nausea, vomiting, abdominal (stomach) pain, or diarrhea.
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Dinoprostone Vaginal Insert Information

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