Discover a new approach to labour induction
Dilapan-S® is an osmotic hygroscopic dilator produced from a patented Aquacryl® hydrogel that guarantees consistency of action.
It is a rigid gel rod that increases in volume by absorbing fluids from the cervical canal, so it gradually dilates the cervix.
The thin 4 mm rod can expand up to 15 mm over a 12–24 hours period. This allows it to dilate and soften the cervix gradually. Usually a set of 3–5 rods is used to ripen your cervix sufficiently and make you ready for your labour.
Simultaneously, Dilapan-S® initiates endogenous prostaglandin release causing collagen degradation which softens the cervix.
Dilapan-S® is sterilized by irradiation. It is manufactured in an ISO 13485. Certified facility and is CE Certified under the Medical Device Directive (93/42/EEC). Approved by FDA for sale in the United States.
Succesful ripening achieved in 90% of women with significant Bishop score increase and vaginal delivery rate up to 80%
Around 70% of women were able to perform daily activities like walking, sleeping or taking a shower with Dilapan-S®
Induction of labour
In the absence of a ripe or favourable cervix, a successful vaginal birth is less likely. Therefore, cervical ripening is mandatory before labour is initiated.
Dilapan-S® is a perfect device with a unique combination of benefits − efficacy, safety and patient satisfaction for induction of labour.
Dilapan-S® can be used everywhere, where we need to examine the uterine cavity:
− prior to pregnancy termination or induced abortion in both 1st and 2nd trimester
− preparation of cervix prior to fetal demise or hysteroscopy
− cervical preparation prior to the insertion or removal of intrauterine device
− for difficult embryo transfer
Mode of Action
Achieved cervical dilation dependingon lenght of DILAPAN-S insertion
The dilator increases in volume by absorbing fluids from cervical canal.
- Mechanical:Controlled pressure on the cervical wall, which dilates the cervix
- Biophysical:Partial and reversible osmotic cells dehydration, which softens the tissue of the cervix
- Physiological:Promotion of endogenous prostaglandins, causing collagen degradation and tissue restructuring
Made of patented hydrogel AQUACRYL® − guaranteed consistency of action.
Dilapan-S® rods do not contain any active substances, which could be released during its use.
RECOMMENDED TREATMENT PROTOCOL
Where Dilapan-S® is available
Ask your doctor or midwife about Dilapan-S®
Having an induction of labour? Download a patient information leaflet here to discuss with your clinician.