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Who Should Not Receive Prepidil?

You should not receive Prepidil if:
  • Your healthcare provider has determined that your baby may be in fetal distress (not doing well) and delivery is not going to happen soon.
  • You have had unexplained vaginal bleeding during your pregnancy.
  • Your baby's head or body may be too large to fit through your pelvis.
  • You have an overactive uterus.
  • There is an emergency, and surgery would be safer for you or your baby.
  • You should not have a vaginal delivery, such as if you have genital herpes.
  • You have given birth six or more times in which the baby was not delivered in the usual position (head-down position).
  • You are allergic to Prepidil, dinoprostone, other prostaglandins, or any of the inactive components used to make the medication. Your healthcare provider or pharmacist has a list of the inactive ingredients.

Final Thoughts

There are a number of situations in which Prepidil should not be used, along with several warnings and precautions people should be aware of before receiving it. However, it is possible that not all of these issues were discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your healthcare provider about the specific safety concerns that may apply to you.
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