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Medications for Premature Labor

What is Premature Labor: Premature Labor is onset of labor after 20 weeks' gestation and before the 37th completed week of pregnancy dated from the last normal menstrual period.

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The following list of medications are in some way related to, or used in the treatment of this condition.

Drug name Rx / OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol Reviews Rating Popularity
progesterone Rx/OTC B N 4 reviews
7.0

Generic name: progesterone systemic

Brand names:  Prometrium, Endometrin, Crinone, First Progesterone MC10, Menopause Formula Progesterone, Prochieve

Drug class: progestins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Natural Product Monographs, Prescribing Information

 
Brethine Rx B N 2 reviews
8.0

Generic name: terbutaline systemic

Drug class: adrenergic bronchodilators, tocolytic agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
nifedipine Rx C N 2 reviews
5.0

Generic name: nifedipine systemic

Drug class: calcium channel blocking agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
terbutaline Rx B N 4 reviews
8.0

Generic name: terbutaline systemic

Brand name:  Brethine

Drug class: adrenergic bronchodilators, tocolytic agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Prometrium Rx/OTC B N 2 reviews
9.0

Generic name: progesterone systemic

Drug class: progestins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Makena Rx B N 19 reviews
7.0

Generic name: hydroxyprogesterone systemic

Drug class: progestins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
hydroxyprogesterone Rx B N 19 reviews
7.0

Generic name: hydroxyprogesterone systemic

Brand name:  Makena

Drug class: progestins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Endometrin Rx/OTC B N Add review Add

Generic name: progesterone systemic

Drug class: progestins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Crinone Rx/OTC B N Add review Add

Generic name: progesterone systemic

Drug class: progestins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
First Progesterone MC10 Rx/OTC B N Add review Add

Generic name: progesterone systemic

Drug class: progestins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Menopause Formula Progesterone Rx/OTC B N Add review Add

Generic name: progesterone systemic

Drug class: progestins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Prochieve Rx/OTC B N Add review Add

Generic name: progesterone systemic

Drug class: progestins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
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Off Label This medication may not be approved by the FDA for the treatment of this condition.
Prescription Only / Over the Counter
Rx Prescription Only
OTC Over the Counter
Rx/OTC Prescription or Over the Counter
Pregnancy
A Adequate and well-controlled studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
B Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
C Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use in pregnant women despite potential risks.
D There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use in pregnant women despite potential risks.
X Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
N FDA has not classified the drug.
Controlled Substances Act Schedule
N Is not subject to the Controlled Substances Act.
1 Has a high potential for abuse. Has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. There is a lack of accepted safety for use under medical supervision.
2 Has a high potential for abuse. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions. Abuse may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.
3 Has a potential for abuse less than those in schedules 1 and 2. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.
4 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 3. It has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 3.
5 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 4. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 4.
Alcohol
X Interacts with Alcohol.

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