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Makena Approval History

  • FDA approved: Yes (First approved February 3rd, 2011)
  • Brand name: Makena
  • Generic name: hydroxyprogesterone caproate
  • Dosage form: Injection
  • Previous name: Gestiva
  • Company: Hologic, Inc.
  • Treatment for: Premature Labor

Makena (hydroxyprogesterone caproate) is a long acting form of natural progesterone for the prevention of preterm birth in pregnant women with a history of at least one spontaneous preterm birth.

Development History and FDA Approval Process for Makena

DateArticle
Feb  4, 2011Approval FDA Approves Makena to Reduce Risk of Preterm Birth in At-Risk Pregnant Women
Jan 12, 2011K-V Pharmaceutical Company Updates Status of New Drug Application for Gestiva
Jan 26, 2009KV Pharmaceutical's Launch of Gestiva Delayed
Oct 21, 2008KV Provides Update on Gestiva PDUFA Date
Jan 22, 2008Hologic Announces Sale of Gestiva
Oct 23, 2006Adeza Receives FDA Approvable Letter for Gestiva
Aug 29, 2006FDA Advisory Committee Recommends Approval of Adeza’s NDA for Gestiva to Prevent Preterm Birth
Jul 18, 2006Adeza Announces August 29 FDA Advisory Committee Date to Review Gestiva to Prevent Preterm Births
Jul  6, 2006FDA Accepts Adeza NDA Filing for Gestiva to Prevent Preterm Births
Jun  5, 2006FDA Grants Adeza Priority Review for Gestiva to Prevent Preterm Births
May  4, 2006Adeza Submits New Drug Application For Gestiva to Prevent Preterm Births

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