What should you assess before giving Dinoprostone?

Monitor uterine activity, fetal status, and the progression of cervical dilatation and effacement. Remove the insert upon onset of active labor or 12 hours after insertion. Remove at least 30 minutes prior to administering an oxytocic agent.

When are prostaglandins contraindicated?

Prostaglandin E2 is contraindicated in patients with a known hypersensitivity to prostaglandins. As an oxytocic agent, prostaglandin E2 should be avoided in scenarios in which vaginal delivery or the induction of labor is contraindicated and should be stopped before administering oxytocin.

What is an indication for Cervidil?

Cervidil Vaginal Insert (dinoprostone, 10 mg) is indicated for the initiation and/or continuation of cervical ripening in patients at or near term in whom there is a medical or obstetrical indication for the induction of labor.

What are the side effects of prostaglandins?

7 common side effects

  • Stomach problems. Stomach problems are the most common side effect of NSAIDs.
  • Heart attack and stroke.
  • Increased blood pressure.
  • Kidney problems.
  • Allergic reactions.
  • Bruising or bleeding.
  • Other side effects.

How does Dinoprostone induce labour?

A Dinoprostone vaginal insert looks like a very small tampon with a long string. It has medicine on it to help start labour. It is put in a vagina (birth canal) and gives off prostaglandin which is the same hormone that your body makes to start labour.

When is Dinoprostone used?

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.

What triggers prostaglandin production?

When the body is functioning normally, baseline levels of prostaglandins are produced by the action of cyclooxygenase-1. When the body is injured (or inflammation occurs in any area of the body), cyclooxygenase-2 is activated and produces extra prostaglandins, which help the body to respond to the injury.

Which prostaglandin causes uterine contractions?

Although both F and E series prostaglandins result in uterine contractions, E series prostaglandins are relatively more uteroselective and are clearly superior to F series prostaglandins in producing cervical ripening.

Which is better Cervidil or pitocin?

The difference is important. Because Cervidil is put in the cervix, it cannot easily be reversed. Pitocin is an IV infusion that can be quickly reversed by turning off the IV. Ultimately, labor induction with Cervidil is only indicated in the baseline fetal heart rate is normal.

How quickly does Cervidil work?

AFTER THE CERVIDIL IS INSERTED, It takes about 30-40 minutes for the insert to swell. You will remain in bed for an hour. During this time, your baby and your contractions will be monitored.

Do prostaglandins cause weight gain?

Stomach cramps can also cause the sensation of weight gain. These cramps are caused by chemicals called prostaglandins that are released by your uterus. Prostaglandins make your uterus contract and shed its lining.

How many milligrams of Prepidil should I take?

Prepidil gel: 2.5 mL (0.5 mg) in cervical canal using syringe and catheter; may repeat after 6 hr, maximum cumulative dose 1.5 mg/24 hr Prostin E2: One suppository (20 mg) intravaginal (high in vagina) q3-5hr until abortion occurs; do not exceed more than 2 days of continuous administration

When to take Prepidil gel or Cervidil gel?

Cervidil: One insert in posterior fornix; remove at the onset of active labor or after 12 hr. Prepidil gel: 2.5 mL (0.5 mg) in cervical canal using syringe and catheter; may repeat after 6 hr, maximum cumulative dose 1.5 mg/24 hr.

When to use Prepidil in women with glaucoma?

Cardiovascular disorders: Myocardial Infarction in women with a history of myocardial infarction Use caution in patients with epilepsy, glaucoma, hepatic/renal impairment, pulmonary disease Wait 30 min following removal of insert, or 6-12 hr following gel application, before administering other oxytocic drugs

How often should I take Prepidil for cervical cancer?

Endocervical gel (Prepidil): Using catheter supplied with gel, insert 0.5 mg into the cervical canal. May repeat every 6 hours if needed. Maximum cumulative dose: 1.5 mg/24 hours