Hydroxyprogesterone Caproate

Generic of Makena

What is Hydroxyprogesterone Caproate used for?

This medication is used in women who are pregnant with a single baby, and who have delivered a baby too early (preterm) in the past. It is used to help lower the risk of having a preterm baby again. Hydroxyprogesterone is a man-made form of a hormone (progestin). It is not known how it works to prevent preterm births.This medication is not intended to prevent preterm birth in women pregnant with more than one baby (such as twins, triplets). It is also not intended to stop active preterm labor.This drug has been withdrawn from the US market due to problems with safety or effectiveness.


Hydroxyprogesterone Caproate


Hormonal Supplementation
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Hydroxyprogesterone Caproate Frequently Asked Questions

Read the Patient Information Leaflet if available from your pharmacist before you start using hydroxyprogesterone and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.This medication is given by injection as directed by your doctor, usually once a week (every 7 days). The injection is given by a health care professional, either under the skin of your upper arm or into the muscle of your buttocks. You will start receiving injections any time from the 16th week through the 20th week of your pregnancy. You will continue to receive injections once a week until week 37 of your pregnancy or when your baby is delivered, whichever comes first.Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it.

HOW TO USE THIS INFORMATION: This is a summary and does NOT have all possible information about this product. This information does not assure that this product is safe, effective, or appropriate for you. This information is not individual medical advice and does not substitute for the advice of your health care professional. Always ask your health care professional for complete information about this product and your specific health needs.

Hydroxyprogesterone Caproate Dosage and Form Information

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