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Dinost Information

Dinost is a prescription medicine that is available as a Gel. It is typically used for the treatment of Labor and Delivery Complications. Secondary and off-label uses of Dinost have also been mentioned below.

The right dosage of Dinost depends on the age, gender, and medical history of the patient. The condition it has been prescribed for, and the route of administration also determine the right dosage. For detailed information on this, read through the dosage section.

While these are the most often observed Dinost side effects, there are can be others also. These have been listed below. Such side effects of Dinost normally do not last long and go away once the treatment is completed. If, however, they worsen or do not go away, please speak with your physician.

Furthermore, you should know that effect of Dinost is Unknown for pregnant women and Unknown for women who are breastfeeding. In addition, Dinost's effects on the liver, heart and kidney are discussed below in the Dinost related warnings section.

Other conditions have been mentioned below in the Dinost contraindications section.

Drug interactions for Dinost have been reported in the medical literature. A complete list of these interactions is given below.

You should also be aware that Dinost is not safe while driving, and is not addiction.

Dinost Benefits & Uses

Dinost is used to treat the following -

Other Benefits

  • Abortion

Dinost Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

Find the right dosage based on disease and age

Age Group Dosage
  • Disease: Labor and Delivery Complications
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: 1 mg
  • Dosage Form: Gel
  • Dosage Route: Topical
  • Frequency: 6 hourly
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: 5 mL vaginal gel placed into the vagina

Dinost Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Dinost is used -



  • Drowsiness
  • Cough
  • Wheezing
  • Hypertension
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Allergic reaction

Dinost Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Dinost safe for pregnant women?

    No research has been done to ascertain the safety of Dinost in pregnant women. If you are pregnant, it is best to ask a doctor to know if you can take it.

  • Is the use of Dinost safe during breastfeeding?

    There is no research available on the side effects of Dinost in breastfeeding women. Therefore, its impact is unknown.

  • What is the effect of Dinost on the Kidneys?

    Dinost rarely harms the kidneys.

  • What is the effect of Dinost on the Liver?

    The liver can be affected by Dinost. If you experience any unwanted effects of this drug, stop taking it and consult your doctor. You should restart Dinost only after medical advice.

  • What is the effect of Dinost on the Heart?

    Side effects of Dinost rarely affect the heart.


Severe Interaction of Dinost with Other Drugs

Dinost should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -


Dinost Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Dinost unless your doctor advises you to do so -

Frequently asked Questions about Dinost

  • Is this Dinost habit forming or addictive?

    No, you will not get addicted to Dinost.

  • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

    No, you should do not do anything that requires concentration and attention as the Dinost can make you feel drowsy.

  • Is it safe?

    Yes, but take Dinost only as per medical advice.

    Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
  • Is it able to treat mental disorders?

    No, Dinost cannot treat any kind of mental disorder.


Dinost Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Dinost

    Information is not available on the interaction of any foods with Dinost, due to a lack of research on this.

  • Interaction between Alcohol and Dinost

    Taking [medicine] and alcohol at the same time may lead to mild side effects. Contact your doctor right away if you observe any side effects.


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This medicine data has been created by -

Vikas Chauhan

B.Pharma, Pharmacy
5 Years of Experience


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