Jonakayem Pharma Formulation (OPC) Pvt. Ltd.


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Formulary: Generic Formulary
Category: Genito Urinary System
Dosages: 0.5 MG
Unit of Packing: Pre-filled Syringes
In treatment of: Cervical priming,induction and augmentation of Labour

Adverse Effects: 

  • Forceful uterine contractions 
  • Haemorrhage 
  • Vaginal irritations 
  • Nausea 
  • Vomiting 
  • Dirrhoea 
  • Amniotic fluid embolism 
  • Post operative infections 
  • Abdominal pain 
  • Headache 
  • Dizziness


  • Hypersensitivity to prostaglandins 
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease 
  • Ruptured membranes 
  • Malpresentation 
  • Cephalopelvic disproportion 
  • Grand multiparity 
  • Suspected foetal compromise 
  • Undiagnosed vaginal bleeding 
  • Previous uterine surgery 
  • Situations where vaginal delivery is not indicated as in herpes genitalis

Special Precaution: 

  • Pelvic infections
  • Cardiac disease 
  • Renal impairment 
  • Hepatic impairment 
  • Lung disease
  • Asthma 
  • Altered blood pressure
  • Diabetes 
  • Seizure disorder 
  • Infections in the vaginal area 
  • Womb scarring

 Interaction: Oxytocics: Enhanced efficacy of oxytocics leading to uterine rupture. Antiprogestins (Epostane, mefipristone): Enhance efficacy of Dinoprostone. NSAIDs: Use the combination cautiously. Oestrogen: Enhances cervical ripening and potentiates efficacy of Dinoprostone when used for therapeutic abortion.

Servings: Cervical gel: 0.5mg Dinoprostone in to the cervical canal. Vaginal gel: 1mg Dinoprostone in to the vagina. Apply another 1 to 2mg; 6hours after the first dose as required. Vaginal suppository :( for uterus to contract to abort a pregnancy): 10 to 20mg in to vagina every 3 to 5 hours as required. Oral: 0.5mg hourly till induction up to the maximum dose of 1.5mg/hour.