Dinoprostone will be stored by your healthcare provider. It will either be stored in the freezer or refrigerator, depending on the particular medication. Keep this and all other medications out of the reach of children and pets.
What Should I Do If I Miss a Dose of Dinoprostone?
Because this medication is given by your healthcare provider, it is unlikely that you will miss a dose. If you miss an appointment to receive dinoprostone, contact your healthcare provider for further instructions. Delaying your appointment may lead to complications associated with your pregnancy (see Dinoprostone and Pregnancy).
Is There a Generic Version?
None of the currently available dinoprostone medications are available in generic form. Read the following articles for more information on generic availability:
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