Prodrox Side Effects
Generic name: hydroxyprogesterone
Note: This document contains side effect information about hydroxyprogesterone. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Prodrox.
Some side effects of Prodrox may not be reported. Always consult your doctor or healthcare specialist for medical advice. You may also report side effects to the FDA.
For the Consumer
Applies to hydroxyprogesterone: intramuscular oil, intramuscular solution
Along with its needed effects, hydroxyprogesterone (the active ingredient contained in Prodrox) may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.
Check with your doctor or nurse immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking hydroxyprogesterone:More common
- Pain, itching, or swelling at the injection site
- Small lumps at the injection site
- chest pain
- dizziness or lightheadedness
- fast heartbeat
- redness, tenderness, or warmth on the skin
- sudden shortness of breath or troubled breathing
Some side effects of hydroxyprogesterone may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:More common
- Hives or welts
- skin rash
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to hydroxyprogesterone: compounding powder, intramuscular solution
Genitourinary side effects have included admission for preterm labor, preeclampsia or gestational hypertension, gestational diabetes, and oligohydramnios.
Local side effects have included injection site pain, swelling, pruritus, and nodules.
Gastrointestinal side effects have included nausea and diarrhea.
Dermatologic side effects have included pruritus and urticaria.
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