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If you have delivered a baby prematurely in the past, your doctor may give you hydroxyprogesterone caproate to prevent it from happening in your current pregnancy. This medication is a synthetic version of progesterone, an important hormone for maintaining a pregnancy. Most women tolerate this injection well, but side effects may include swelling and pain at the injection site.
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.
- Pain at the injection site
- Swelling at the injection site