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Precautions and Warnings With Dinoprostone

Who Should Not Use Dinoprostone?

You should not use dinoprostone vaginal insert or dinoprostone vaginal gel if:
 
  • Your healthcare provider has determined that your baby may be in fetal distress (is not doing well) and delivery is not going to happen soon.
 
  • You have had unexplained vaginal bleeding during your pregnancy.
 
  • Your baby's head or body may be too large to fit through your pelvis.
 
 
 
  • You have an overactive uterus.
 
  • There is an emergency, and surgery would be safer for you or your baby.
 
  • You should not have a vaginal delivery, such as if you have genital herpes.
 
  • Prolonged contraction of your uterus may harm you or your baby.
 
  • You should not use drugs to induce labor.
 
  • You are already receiving drugs to induce labor intravenously (by IV).
 
  • You have given birth six or more times.
 
  • You are allergic to dinoprostone, Cervidil, Prepidil, Prostin E2, other prostaglandins, or any of the inactive components used to make the medication. Your healthcare provider or pharmacist has a list of the inactive ingredients.
 
You should not use dinoprostone vaginal suppository if you:
 
  • Have current pelvic inflammatory disease.
 
 
  • Have lung disease.
 
  • Have kidney disease.
 
  • Have liver disease.
 
  • Are allergic to dinoprostone, Cervidil, Prepidil, Prostin E2, other prostaglandins, or any of the inactive components used to make the medication. Your healthcare provider or pharmacist has a list of the inactive ingredients.
 
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