What is hydroxyprogesterone used for in pregnancy?

Hydroxyprogesterone is used to lower the risk of premature birth in a woman who has already had one premature baby. Hydroxyprogesterone will not stop premature labor that has already begun. Hydroxyprogesterone is not for use in women who are pregnant with more than one baby (twins, triplets, etc).

What is in the Makena shot?

Makena helps you get closer to term. Makena, pronounced mah-KEE-na, is a hormone medicine (progestin) prescribed to lower the risk of having another preterm baby in women who are pregnant with one baby, and who’ve unexpectedly delivered one baby too early (before 37 weeks) in the past.

What is the generic name for Makena?

American Regent announced the launch of Hydroxyprogesterone Caproate Injection, the first preservative-free, generic version of AMAG’s Makena. Hydroxyprogesterone Caproate is used to lower the risk of preterm birth in women with a singleton pregnancy who have a history of singleton spontaneous preterm birth.

Does progesterone affect the baby?

During pregnancy: Progesterone helps support the fetus as it grows. When a woman is pregnant they produce hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin hormone).

What is the purpose of hydroxyprogesterone?

Hydroxyprogesterone caproate injection is a man-made progestin hormone. It is used in pregnant women to help lower the risk of giving birth too early (preterm birth or giving birth less than 37 weeks of pregnancy).

What is hydroxyprogesterone used for?

HYDROXYPROGESTERONE (hye drox ee proe JES ter one) is a female hormone. This medicine is used to treat irregular menstrual bleeding or a lack of menstrual bleeding in women. In some cases, it may be used to treat endometrial cancer.

Does Makena really work?

The drug, whose brand-name version is Makena, has been in limbo since October, when an expert panel convened by the Food and Drug Administration reviewed the accumulated evidence and concluded that Makena is not effective in preventing preterm birth.

Does progesterone help save pregnancy?

Progesterone is a hormone that helps the uterus grow during pregnancy and keeps it from contracting. Treatment with progesterone during pregnancy may help some people reduce their risk for premature birth. If you have a short cervix, treatment with vaginal progesterone gel may help prevent premature birth.