What Is Hydroxyprogesterone Caproate?
Hydroxyprogesterone caproate (Makena
™) is a prescription injection used to prevent preterm birth in women who have delivered a baby too early in the past. It is the first and only medication approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for this use.
Are There Side Effects?
As with any medicine, hydroxyprogesterone caproate can cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses the medication will experience problems. Most people tolerate it quite well.
If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider. Serious reactions are less common.
Some of the common side effects of this medication include:
- Pain at the injection site
- Swelling at the injection site