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Dinoprostone Vaginal Suppository

Important Information for Your Healthcare Provider

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to receiving this medication if you have:
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are breastfeeding (see Prostin E2 and Breastfeeding).
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Precautions and Warnings With Dinoprostone Vaginal Suppository to learn more, including information on who should not receive the drug.)

How Does Dinoprostone Vaginal Suppository Work?

Dinoprostone vaginal suppositories contain a manufactured (synthetic) version of prostaglandin E2, a natural substance made by the body. Prostaglandin E2 is naturally secreted by the fetus and placenta during pregnancy. It plays an important role in the steps leading to labor by relaxing and softening the cervix to allow passage of the baby and increasing contractions. Like naturally occurring prostaglandin, dinoprostone vaginal suppositories cause the uterus to contract and push out the contents of conception, including the fetus and placenta.
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Dinoprostone Vaginal Suppository Information

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