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Makena Pregnancy


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Is Makena (Hydroxyprogesterone) safe during pregnancy or nursing?

The FDA category for this medication is B. It is advised that you: Probably safe

Makena (Hydroxyprogesterone) pregnancy info from our pharmacists

  • Upsides
  • Makena (Hydroxyprogesterone) helps pregnant women avoid delivering too early if they've already delivered a baby too early in the past.
  • In studies, Makena (Hydroxyprogesterone) increased the amount of time women with a single baby can stay pregnant.
  • Downsides
  • Makena (Hydroxyprogesterone) isn't right for you if you're pregnant with multiple babies or haven't had a preterm delivery in the past.
  • In a study, women using Makena (Hydroxyprogesterone) had a higher chance of miscarriage, gestational diabetes (diabetes caused by pregnancy), and preeclampsia (high blood pressure and too much protein in your urine).
  • Tips
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  • Risks
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Source: FDA package insert