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In the patients studied, approximately two-thirds experienced vomiting, one-half temperature elevations, two-fifths diarrhea, one-third some nausea, one-tenth headache, and one-tenth shivering and chills.
In addition, approximately one-tenth of the patients studied exhibited transient diastolic blood pressure decreases of greater than 20 mmHg.
It is not known whether these events were related to the administration of dinoprostone.
Adverse effects in decreasing order of their frequency, observed with the use of dinoprostone, not all of which are clearly drug related include:
|Vomiting||Nocturnal leg cramps|
|Chills or shivering||Rash|
|Joint inflammation or||Stiff neck|
|pain new or||Dehydration|
|Flushing or hot flashes||Paresthesia|
|Syncope or fainting||Wheezing|
|Vaginitis or vulvitis||Skin discoloration|
|Muscular cramp or pain||Tension|
|Tightness in chest|
Read the Prostin E2 (dinoprostone vaginal suppository) Side Effects Center for a complete guide to possible side effects
PROSTIN E2 (dinoprostone vaginal suppository) may augment the activity of other oxytocic drugs. Concomitant use with other oxytocic agents is not recommended.
Read the Prostin E2 Drug Interactions Center for a complete guide to possible interactions
Last reviewed on RxList: 10/7/2008
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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