Hydroxyprogesterone Side Effects
Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Aug 11, 2020.
Commonly reported side effects of hydroxyprogesterone include: urticaria and swelling at injection site. Other side effects include: pruritus. See below for a comprehensive list of adverse effects.
For the Consumer
Applies to hydroxyprogesterone: parenteral injection for im use
Side effects include:
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to hydroxyprogesterone: compounding powder, intramuscular solution, subcutaneous solution
The most commonly reported adverse reaction is injection site pain.
Injection site cellulitis was reported in 1 subject. In a study that compared IM injection to subcutaneous auto-injector, injection site pain was reported in 10% of subjects receiving drug via the auto-injector compared with 7% receiving an IM injection. In a second study, 34% reported injection site pain with the auto-injector and 8% with IM injection.[Ref]
Very common (10% or more): Injection site pain (up to 34.8%), injection site swelling (up to 17.1%)
Common (1% to 10%): Injection site pruritus, injection site nodules
Frequency not reported: Injection site cellulitis
Common (1% to 10%): Pregnancy complications
Postmarketing reports: Cervical incompetence, premature rupture of membranes
Certain pregnancy-related fetal and maternal complications or events were numerically increased in patients receiving this drug compared with placebo including miscarriage at less than 20 weeks (5/209 vs 0/107), stillbirth (6/302 vs 2/153), admission for preterm labor (16% vs 13.8%), preeclampsia or gestation hypertension (8.8% vs 4.6%), gestational diabetes (5.6% vs 4.6%), and oligohydramnios (3.6% vs 1.3%).
Frequency not reported: Admission for preterm labor, preeclampsia or gestational hypertension, gestational diabetes, oligohydramnios
Postmarketing reports: Urinary tract infection, cervical incompetence, premature rupture of membranes, cervical dilation, shortened cervix[Ref]
Common (1% to 10%): Nausea, diarrhea
Very common (10% or more): Urticaria (12.3%)
Common (1% to 10%): Pruritus
Postmarketing reports: Rash[Ref]
Pulmonary embolus was reported in 1 patient.
Frequency not reported: Pulmonary embolus
Postmarketing reports: Dyspnea, chest discomfort
Postmarketing reports: Fatigue, fever, hot flashes/flushes
1. "Product Information. Makena (hydroxyprogesterone)." Ther-Rx Corporation, Bridgeton, MO.
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