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In some countries, this medicine may only be approved for veterinary use.



ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Categories

Oxytocic agent


Chemical Name

Prosta-5,13-dien-1-oic acid, 11,15-dihydroxy-9-oxo-, (5Z,11α,13E,15S)-

Foreign Names

  • Dinoprostonum (Latin)
  • Dinoproston (German)
  • Dinoprostone (French)
  • Dinoprostona (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Dinoprostone (OS: USAN, DCIT, DCF, BAN, JAN)
  • PGE2 (IS)
  • Prostaglandin E2 (IS)
  • U12062 (IS: Upjohn)
  • Dinoproston (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Dinoprostone (PH: BP 2016, Ph. Eur. 8, USP 38)
  • Dinoprostonum (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)

Brand Names

  • Cervidil
    bioCSL, New Zealand; CSL, Australia; Ferring, Canada; Ferring Pharmaceuticals, Singapore; Forest, United States
  • Cerviprime
    AstraZeneca, India; AstraZeneca, Philippines
  • Dinoglandin E2
    Rotabiogn, Egypt
  • Dinolytic (veterinary use)
    Pfizer, Poland
  • Dinoripe
    Dr. Reddy's, India
  • Glandin-E2
    Nabiqasim, Myanmar
  • Minprostin
    Pfizer, Denmark; Pfizer, Norway; Pfizer, Sweden
  • Minprostin E2
    Pfizer, Germany
  • Myoton E2 (veterinary use)
    Gräub, Switzerland
  • PG
    Dr. Reddy's, India
  • Prandin E2
    Pfizer, South Africa
  • Prepidil
    Paladin, Canada; Pfizer, Austria; Pfizer, Belgium; Pfizer, Bulgaria; Pfizer, Czech Republic; Pfizer, Germany; Pfizer, Spain; Pfizer, France; Pfizer, Croatia (Hrvatska); Pfizer, Hungary; Pfizer, Israel; Pfizer, Netherlands; Pfizer, Poland; Pfizer, Serbia; Pfizer, Slovakia; Pfizer, Tunisia; Pfizer, South Africa; Pfizer Italia, Italy; Pfizer Luxembourg, Bosnia & Herzegowina; Pharmacia & Upjohn, United States
  • Propess
    Controlled Thearpeutics, Malta; Ferring, Argentina; Ferring, Belgium; Ferring, Switzerland; Ferring, China; Ferring, Germany; Ferring, Spain; Ferring, France; Ferring, Greece; Ferring, Hong Kong; Ferring, Italy; Ferring, Mexico; Ferring, Netherlands; Ferring, Sweden; Ferring, South Africa; Ferring Arzneimittel, Austria; Ferring Pharmaceuticals, Denmark; Ferring Pharmaceuticals, United Kingdom; Vitalis, Turkey
  • Prostaglandin E2 Kaken
    Kaken Seiyaku, Japan
  • Prostaglandina E2 Pfizer
    Pfizer, Spain
  • Prostarmon E
    DCPC, Taiwan
  • Prostenoon
    AS Kevelt, Lithuania; Kevelt, Estonia; Kevelt, Latvia
  • Prostin
    Pfizer, Greece; Pfizer, Malta; Pharmacia Upjohn, Lebanon; Pharmacia Upjohn, Oman
  • Prostin E2
    Kemofarmacija, Slovenia; Paladin, Canada; Pfizer, Austria; Pfizer, Australia; Pfizer, Belgium; Pfizer, Switzerland; Pfizer, Czech Republic; Pfizer, Hong Kong; Pfizer, Croatia (Hrvatska); Pfizer, Hungary; Pfizer, Ireland; Pfizer, Israel; Pfizer, Malaysia; Pfizer, Netherlands; Pfizer, New Zealand; Pfizer, Portugal; Pfizer, Singapore; Pfizer, Slovakia; Pfizer, Taiwan; Pfizer, South Africa; Pfizer Italia, Italy; Pfizer Luxembourg, Bosnia & Herzegowina; Pharmacia, United Kingdom; Pharmacia & Upjohn, United States; Pharmacia & Upjohn Pty, Lithuania; Pharmacia Upjohn, Oman; Phrmcia, Egypt; Sanico, Bulgaria; Sanico, Serbia
  • Prostin F2 Alpha
    Pfizer, South Africa
  • Prostin VR
    Phrmcia, Egypt
  • Prostine E2
    Pfizer, France


BANBritish Approved Name
DCFDénomination Commune Française
DCITDenominazione Comune Italiana
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
USANUnited States Adopted Name

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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