Description and Brand Names

Drug information provided by: Micromedex

US Brand Name

  1. Cervidil
  2. Prepidil
  3. Prostin E2


Dinoprostone works by causing the cervix to thin and dilate (open) and the uterus to contract (cramp) the way it does during labor.

Dinoprostone may also be used for other purposes as determined by your doctor.

Dinoprostone is to be administered only by or under the immediate care of your doctor.

Once a medicine has been approved for marketing for a certain use, experience may show that it is also useful for other medical problems. Although these uses are not included in product labeling, dinoprostone is used in certain patients with the following medical condition:

  • Unusual increase in bleeding of the uterus after delivery (postpartum hemorrhage)

This product is available in the following dosage forms:

  • Tampon
  • Suppository
  • Gel/Jelly
  • Insert, Extended Release