Precautions and Warnings With Hydroxyprogesterone Caproate

Who Should Not Use Hydroxyprogesterone Caproate?

You should not use hydroxyprogesterone caproate if you:
  • Are allergic to it, Makena, progesterone, or any of the inactive components used to make this medication. Your healthcare provider or pharmacist has a list of the inactive components.
  • Have undiagnosed abnormal genital bleeding.
  • Have ever had breast cancer or any other hormone-sensitive cancer.
  • Have ever had a blood clot or pulmonary embolism (a blood clot in the lungs).
  • Have liver dysfunction or liver disease.
  • Have had cholestatic jaundice of pregnancy.
  • Have uncontrolled high blood pressure.

Final Thoughts

There are a number of situations in which hydroxyprogesterone caproate should not be used, as well as several safety concerns people should be aware of before starting the medication. However, it is possible that not all of these issues were discussed in this article. Therefore, talk with your healthcare provider about the specific precautions and warnings with hydroxyprogesterone caproate that may apply to you.

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Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD
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