Felis ISSN 2398-2950

Dinoprostone

Synonym(s): Prepidil

Introduction

Name

  • Dinoprostone (prostaglandin E2).

Class of drug

  • Prostaglandin.

Description

Chemical name

  • (5Z,11 alpha, 13E,15S)-11,15-Dihydroxy-9-oxoprosta-5,13-dien-1-oic acid; 7-[3-hydroxy-2-(3-hydroxy-1-octenyl)-5-oxocyclopentyl]-5-heptenoic acid.

Molecular formula

  • C20H32O5.

Uses

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Indications

  • Treating egg-bound birds.

Administration

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Further Reading

Publications

Other sources of information

  • Based onSmall Animal Formulary.Tennant, Bryn (1999) 3rd edn. Cheltenham: BSAVA. ISBN: 0 9052 1452 8.

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