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Prepidil

Prepidil® Gel
(dinoprostone) Cervical Gel

For Endocervical Use

Prepidil

DRUG DESCRIPTION

PREPIDIL Gel contains dinoprostone as the naturally occurring form of prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) and is designated chemically as (5Z, 11a, 13E, 15S)-11,15-Dihydroxy-9-oxo-prosta-5,13-dien-1-oic acid. The molecular formula is C20H32O5 and the molecular weight is 352.5. Dinoprostone occurs as a white to off-white crystalline powder with a melting point within the range of 65° to 69°C. It is soluble in ethanol, in 25% ethanol in water, and in water to the extent of 130 mg/100 mL. The active constituent of PREPIDIL Gel is dinoprostone 0.5 mg/3 g (2.5 mL gel); other constituents are colloidal silicon dioxide NF (240 mg/3 g) and triacetin USP (2760 mg/3 g).

The structural formula is represented below:

Prepidil® Gel
  (dinoprostone) Structural Formula Illustration

What are the possible side effects of dinoprostone topical (Cervidil, Prepidil, Prostin E2)?

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Last reviewed on RxList: 2/26/2010
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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