Hydroxyprogesterone Caproate Solution For Injection 250Mg Drug Medication Dosage Information
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Hydroxyprogesterone Caproate: Solution for injection (250mg)

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What is this Medicine?

HYDROXYPROGESTERONE (hye drox ee proe JES ter one) is a female hormone. This medicine is used in women who are pregnant and who have delivered a baby too early (preterm) in the past. It helps lower the risk of having a preterm baby again.

Similar Brand Name Drugs : Makena: Solution for injection (250mg)
In-Depth Information

Hydroxyprogesterone Caproate 250mg/ml Solution for Injection

NDC: 003140892
  • Prescription Required
  • Not a Controlled Drug
    (CSA Schedule)
  • FDA Approved




FDA approved for the following conditions:
Preterm Delivery Prophylaxis

Sometimes used for but not FDA approved for the following conditions:
Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding, Endometrial Cancer, Test For Endogenous Estrogen Production, Amenorrhea

Hydroxyprogesterone Caproate 250mg/ml Solution for Injection

Reported Side Effects for Hydroxyprogesterone Caproate 250mg/ml Solution for Injection

Blood Clot Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
High Blood Pressure Incidence:
<8.8%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Emotional Lability Incidence:
1.0-10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Loose Stools Incidence:
2.3%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Upset Stomach Incidence:
5.8%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Itching Incidence:
7.7%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Hives Incidence:
12.3%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Preterm Labor Incidence:
16.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Injection Site Reaction Incidence:
34.8%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
*This is an approximate aggregated range of reported side effects from clinical studies performed on this drug. Your experience with this drug may be different.
Pregnancy & Lactation Information
FIRST Trimester

Class B - Animal studies have revealed no evidence of harm to the fetus, however, there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR Animal studies have shown an adverse effect, but adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in any trimester.

SECOND Trimester

Class B - Animal studies have revealed no evidence of harm to the fetus, however, there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR Animal studies have shown an adverse effect, but adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in any trimester.

THIRD Trimester

Class B - Animal studies have revealed no evidence of harm to the fetus, however, there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR Animal studies have shown an adverse effect, but adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in any trimester.

Lactation

Compatible - This drug is generally safe to take by nursing mothers.


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