Dinoprostone, as with other potent oxytocic agents, should be used only with strict adherence to recommended dosages. Dinoprostone should be used by medically trained personnel in a hospital which can provide immediate intensive care and acute surgical facilities.
Media Articles Related to Prostin E2 (Dinoprostone Vaginal)
Labor induction, used in 1-in-4 US births, can create a 'cascade of significant medical issues' for mothers & babies
Source: Nursing / Midwifery News From Medical News Today [2014.09.25]
The Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) is calling upon healthcare providers and pregnant women to avoid induction of labor at any time during pregnancy unless it is...
Published Studies Related to Prostin E2 (Dinoprostone Vaginal)
A randomized clinical trial to compare the efficacy of different doses of intravaginal misoprostol with intracervical dinoprostone for cervical ripening and labor induction. [2011.07]
OBJECTIVES: To compare the efficacy of 25 vs. 50 microg of intravaginal misoprostol vs. intracervical dinoprostone for cervical ripening and labor induction... CONCLUSION: Intravaginal misoprostol 50 microg administered 6 hourly appears to be most effective as it has least induction to delivery time, has maximum improvement in Bishop's score, least oxytocin requirement without any increase in complication rate.
Cardiotocographic abnormalities associated with misoprostol and dinoprostone cervical ripening and labor induction. [2011.06]
OBJECTIVE: To characterize the incidence and timing of cardiotocographic (CTG) abnormalities associated with misoprostol and dinoprostone vaginal inserts during labor induction... CONCLUSION: Cardiotocographic abnormalities were less frequent and occurred after longer exposure with MVI 50 than MVI 100 or dinoprostone. Clinical outcomes were similar among the groups. Copyright (c) 2011 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.
[Comparison of isosorbide dinitrate and dinoprostone for induction of labor in term pregnancy]. [2011.05]
CONCLUSIONS: the isosorbide dinitrate is associated with lower duration of labor compared with dinoprostone. There was no difference in the maternal-fetal outcome by using whatever drug.
Induction of labor and pain: a randomized trial between two vaginal preparations of dinoprostone in nulliparous women with an unfavorable cervix. [2011.05]
OBJECTIVE: To compare pain associated with vaginal dinoprostone pessary vs. gel for induction of labor in women with an unfavorable cervix... CONCLUSIONS: The two induction procedures should be considered equivalent as far as ripening the cervix and initiating labor. In view of this finding, the low Bishop score should be considered an indication to prefer the controlled-release device, since it reduces pain thereby improving the physical and emotional wellbeing of the parturient.
Sustained-release dinoprostone vaginal pessary with concurrent high-dose oxytocin infusion compared to sustained-release dinoprostone vaginal pessary followed 6 h later by high-dose oxytocin infusion for labor induction in women at term with unfavorable cervix: a randomized controlled trial. 
OBJECTIVE: To compare the efficacy and safety of sustained-release dinoprostone vaginal pessary and concurrent high-dose oxytocin infusion with sustained-release dinoprostone vaginal pessary followed 6 h later by high-dose oxytocin infusion for cervical ripening and labor induction... CONCLUSION: Sustained-release dinoprostone followed 6 h later by high-dose oxytocin infusion appears to be safer and more effective than sustained-release dinoprostone with concurrent high-dose oxytocin infusion in achieving cervical ripening and successful vaginal delivery. Copyright (c) 2010 S. Karger AG, Basel.
Clinical Trials Related to Prostin E2 (Dinoprostone Vaginal)
Combined Agent Randomized Trial of Induction of Labor [Completed]
To compare sequential dinoprostone and oxytocin for induction of labor at term with intact
membranes and an unripe cervix to two simultaneous regimens. Our aim was to confirm findings
from smaller trials and add to data on fetal safety.
Trial Of Misoprostol And Dinoprostone Vaginal Pessaries for Cervical Priming (TROMAD Study) [Completed]
Most studies of labour induction with misoprostol used doses higher than 25mg and intervals
of 3-4 hours. We studied a low-dose regime of 25mg misoprostol and compared its efficacy as
single dose or double dose with dosing interval of 6 hours to our current regime of 3 mg
Comparing the Effect of Vaginal Misoprostol With Dinoprostone in Term Pregnancies [Not yet recruiting]
Safety/Efficacy Study Comparing the Misoprostol Vaginal Insert to Cervidil for Cervical Ripening and Induction of Labor [Completed]
The purpose of this study is to determine whether the misoprostol vaginal insert (50 mcg and
100 mcg) can safely and effectively speed time to vaginal delivery compared to Cervidil (R)
in women who need to have their labor induced.
Cervical Ripening Before Induction of Labour at Term: a Randomised Comparison of Prostin vs Propess [Completed]
The aim of this study is to compare two different preparation