Dinoprostone is a prostaglandin, a hormone-like substance that is naturally produced by tissues in the body. Dinoprostone topical is used in a pregnant woman to relax the muscles of the cervix (opening of the uterus) in preparation for inducing labor at the end of a pregnancy. Dinoprostone topical may be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Prepidil (dinoprostone) is a special medication that is prescribed to pregnant patients. It is used as an agent of inducing labor in pregnant mothers at term or near term. It is always advisable to use it in the last days of the pregnancy. Prepidil available in the form of a gel and is administered topically via the vagina.