Prepidil Vaginal Gel 0.5Mg Drug Medication Dosage Information
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Prepidil: Vaginal gel (0.5mg)

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What is this Medicine?

DINOPROSTONE, PROSTAGLANDIN E2 (dye noe PROST one; pros tuh GLAN din) is used to help dilate the cervix in pregnant women who are at or near term. This will help to induce labor.

In-Depth Information

Prepidil 0.5mg/3g Vaginal Gel

NDC: 000093359
  • Prescription Required
  • Not a Controlled Drug
    (CSA Schedule)
  • FDA Approved




FDA approved for the following conditions:
Cervical Ripening Induction

Storage Information
Refrigerate (between 36 and 46 degrees F)
Prepidil 0.5mg/3g Vaginal Gel

Reported Side Effects for Prepidil 0.5mg/3g Vaginal Gel

Upset Stomach Incidence:
<71.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Chills Incidence:
<79.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Loose Stools Incidence:
<40.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation (DIC) Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Fever Incidence:
<92.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Headache Incidence:
<33.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Low Blood Pressure Incidence:
<10.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: RAPID
Vomiting Incidence:
<66.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Back Pain Incidence:
1.0-10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Shivering Incidence:
10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Muscle Cramps Incidence:
>10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
*This is an approximate aggregated range of reported side effects from clinical studies performed on this drug. Your experience with this drug may be different.
Pregnancy & Lactation Information
FIRST Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

SECOND Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

THIRD Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

Lactation

Avoid - This drug is known to cause harm to infants when taken by nursing mothers.


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