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Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.
Most women will experience a fever 15-45 minutes after the suppository is inserted. Sponge baths and drinking lots of fluids may help lower the fever. Aspirin will not usually lower the fever. The fever usually goes away within 6 hours after the last dose. Seek immediate medical attention if you have a high fever (e.g., higher than 101 degrees F or 38 degrees C) after the abortion. Fever may be a sign of a serious infection.
Tell your doctor immediately if any of these rare but very serious side effects occur: fainting, strong contractions that are very close together (uterine overstimulation), severe abdominal pain.
Seek immediate medical attention if this rare but very serious side effect occurs: chest pain.
This drug has rarely caused injury to the womb (uterine rupture), which may require emergency surgery. Your doctor will be monitoring you for signs of uterine overstimulation.
A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.
This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
In the US -
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
Read the Prostin E2 (dinoprostone vaginal suppository) Side Effects Center for a complete guide to possible side effects
PRECAUTIONS: Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
This medication should not be used if you have certain medical conditions. Before using this medicine, consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have: severe breathing problem (e.g., uncontrolled asthma), current pelvic problem (active pelvic inflammatory disease), current heart disease (e.g., uncontrolled angina, recent heart attack), liver disease, kidney disease.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: anemia, asthma, high or low blood pressure, diabetes, glaucoma, heart disease (e.g., angina, heart attack), infections in the vaginal/pelvic area (e.g., cervicitis, vaginal infection, genital herpes, pelvic inflammatory disease), seizure disorder, uterine surgery including previous cesarean section (c-section) birth, pelvic problems (e.g., womb scarring, fibroids, cervical stenosis).
This medication should not be used if the unborn baby is mature enough to survive outside the womb. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
It is not known whether this drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
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Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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