What is dinoprostone cervical gel?

Dinoprostone cervical gel, also known by the brand names Prepidil, Cervidil, and Prostin, is used to induce labor in pregnant women who are close to or at full term. It is in a class of medications called uterine stimulants. The medication is applied to the cervix. In response to the medication, the cervix becomes thinner and begins to dilate while also stimulating the uterus to begin contracting. The medication is used under the supervision of an obstetric team in a medical facility.

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