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Hydroxyprogesterone Caproate Injection IP

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Hydroxyprogesterone Caproate Injection IP is given to the mother in premature labor. This medication contains Hydroxyprogesterone, which is a progestin (female hormone). It functions by modulating the immune response, which prevents the rejection of the embryo. Also, it allows attachment to the uterus and prevents miscarriage. In addition, this helps lower the risk of premature birth in women with one past preterm delivery.

However, Hydroxyprogesterone Caproate Injection IP will not inhibit the premature labor that has already begun. Also, this medication is not for pregnant women with more than one baby (twins or triplets). Aside from that, this injection may also be used in other conditions not listed here. To know its other uses, you may consult your healthcare provider.

Uses of Hydroxyprogesterone Caproate Injection IP

This medication is for women pregnant with a single baby and who delivered a preterm baby in the past. It lowers the risk of having a preterm baby again. This injection is composed of Hydroxyprogesterone. The exact working mechanism of this medication is known. All above the fact, this medicine is not intended to prevent preterm birth in women with more than one baby, including twins, triplets, etc.


  • Premature labor

Note: This medicine is not for stopping active preterm labor. Use this injection after discussing the risks and benefits associated.


An individual patient should read the patient information leaflet before commencing treatment with this medication. Also, when getting a refill. In addition, if having any doubts, check with your doctor or healthcare provider. All above, one can consider taking the below-listed measures to ensure the proper use of this medication.

  • Hydroxyprogesterone Caproate Injection IP is given by injection as prescribed by the doctor, usually once a week. Do not self-administer this injection unless directed by your doctor. In general, a healthcare professional administers this injection in a hospital.
  • Before using this injection, inform your doctor if you are allergic to Hydroxyprogesterone, its ingredients, or any other medications. This product also may contain inactive ingredients. Talk to your doctor about the same.
  • Tell your doctor if you have a medical history of asthma, blood clots, cancer, depression, diabetes, severe migraine, heart problems, high blood pressure, etc. This medicine may not be appropriate in some conditions.
  • Inform your healthcare provider immediately if you have pain in the groin, legs, chest, difficulty breathing, a sudden loss of coordination, slurred speech, or vision changes while using this medication.
  • According to studies, this medication passes into breast milk and poses minimal risk to the infant when used during breastfeeding. Be cautious while breastfeeding or consult your doctor about the same.

Use Hydroxyprogesterone Caproate Injection IP with the above-listed points in mind. Aside from that, you can get more deets about the usage, dose, and duration by consulting your healthcare provider.

Most Common Side-effects of Hydroxyprogesterone Caproate Injection

Like other medications, Hydroxyprogesterone Caproate Injection IP also causes mild to moderate adverse effects. Those adverse events fade away once the treatment is over. However, if you face a problem persistently, inform your healthcare provider.

Most Common Side-effects:-

  • Nausea,
  • Itching,
  • Diarrhea,
  • Nodules,
  • Injection site reactions:-
    • Pain
    • Swelling
    • Redness

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What Hydroxyprogesterone Caproate Injection IP is used for?

A. This injection is used in premature labor. It lowers the risk of miscarriage and prevents the preterm delivery of the baby.

Q. Is Hydroxyprogesterone safe to use in pregnancy?

A. Yes. This injection is safe during pregnancy. It eliminates the risk of premature birth.

Q. Does Hydroxyprogesterone Injection cause side effects?

A. During the treatment course, an individual may experience common side effects, such as Nausea, Itching,  Diarrhea, Nodules, etc.

Q. What if you miss a dose of Hydroxyprogesterone Caproate Injection IP?

A. Ideally, you should not miss any doses of this injection. However, if you miss any dose, consult your healthcare provider as soon as you remember.

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