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Brand name: Prostin F2 Alpha

Prostin F2 Alpha is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) dinoprost. On this page you will find out more about Prostin F2 Alpha, including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)

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Active ingredient in this medicine: dinoprost

Pack size information

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Information for medicine and pack size:
Prostin F2 Alpha 5 mg/mL injection solution, 1 mL ampoule

Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:

This leaflet may also be found inside the medicine package. It contains information on side effects, age restrictions and other useful data.

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What this medicine is for

INDICATIONS AS AT 25 MAY 1995 : Therapeutic termination of pregnancy (PROSTIN F2 alpha Sterile Solution 5 mg/mL). 1. PROSTIN F2 alpha is indicated for the therapeutic termination of pregnancy during the first or second trimester. 2. PROSTIN F2 alpha may be used for evacuation of the uterus in cases of foetal death in utero, missed abortion, as a non-surgical treatment for the evacuation of hydatidiform moles and as an alternative measure to complete therapeutic termination of pregnancy when intra-amniotic saline injections have failed. NOTE: At the present time, this product should only be used in hospitals or in locations with facilities for emergency obstetric and gynaecological care.

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Visual appearance Clear colourless solution
Dosage Form Injection, solution
Route of administration Intrauterine
Medicine schedule
1mL X 1: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy

There is one type of pack available.

Pack type 1
Pack type 1
Type Ampoule
Storage temperature Store below 25 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions No information available
Life time 5 Years
We were unable to verify that this medicine is available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme). Please consult your pharmacist if you need further information

The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.

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Is this medication banned in sport?

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