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Dinoprostone Vaginal Suppository Dosage

If you are going to receive a dinoprostone vaginal suppository, your dosage will depend primarily on how you respond to the drug. One suppository is inserted high into the vagina by a healthcare provider in a hospital setting. If this dose is not sufficient, additional suppositories may be given every three to five hours, up to a maximum of 48 hours.

An Introduction to Your Dosage of Dinoprostone Vaginal Suppository

The dose of the dinoprostone vaginal suppository (Prostin E2®) your healthcare provider recommends will depend on how you respond to the medication. As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.

Dinoprostone Vaginal Suppository Dosing Guidelines

The recommended dosage of this medication is one suppository, inserted intravaginally (into the vagina). Dinoprostone vaginal suppositories should be brought to room temperature and the foil removed before use. If the first dose does not produce the desired response, your healthcare provider may recommend additional suppositories every three to five hours. The medication should not be used for longer than 48 hours.

General Information on Receiving Dinoprostone Vaginal Suppository

Some considerations to keep in mind during treatment with dinoprostone vaginal suppositories include the following:
  • This medication comes in the form of a suppository. It is inserted high into the vagina.
  • The suppository should only be administered by a trained medical provider in a hospital setting.
  • You will be lying down when you receive this medication, and will need to remain lying down for at least 10 minutes after the suppository is inserted.
  • For dinoprostone vaginal suppositories to work properly, they must be used as prescribed.
  • If you are unsure about anything related to your dose or dinoprostone vaginal suppository dosing in general, please talk to your healthcare provider or pharmacist.
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