"On February 3, 2011, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the drug Makena (hydroxyprogesterone caproate) for the reduction of the risk of certain preterm births in women who have had at least one prior preterm birth. KV Pharmaceuticals,"...
Makena Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is hydroxyprogesterone (Makena)?
- What are the possible side effects of hydroxyprogesterone (Makena)?
- What is the most important information I should know about hydroxyprogesterone (Makena)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before receiving hydroxyprogesterone (Makena)?
- How is hydroxyprogesterone given (Makena)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Makena)?
- What happens if I overdose (Makena)?
- What should I avoid while receiving hydroxyprogesterone (Makena)?
- What other drugs will affect hydroxyprogesterone (Makena)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Makena)?
Call your doctor for instructions if you miss an appointment for your hydroxyprogesterone injection.
What happens if I overdose (Makena)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
What should I avoid while receiving hydroxyprogesterone (Makena)?
Follow your doctor's instructions about any restrictions on food, beverages, or activity.
What other drugs will affect hydroxyprogesterone (Makena)?
Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:
- acetaminophen (Tylenol);
- alosetron (Lotronex);
- betaxolol (Kerlone) or propranolol (Inderal, InnoPran);
- cyclophosphamide (Gengraf, Neoral, Sandimmune);
- efavirenz (Sustiva, Atripla);
- methadone (Methadose, Diskets, Dolophine);
- mexiletine (Mexitil);
- nicotine (Nicorette, Commit, Habitrol, Nicotrol, Nicoderm);
- rifabutin (Mycobutin) or rifampin (Rifater, Rifadin, Rifamate);
- riluzole (Rilutek);
- ropinirole (Requip);
- selegiline (Eldepryl, Emsam, Zelapar);
- tacrine (Cognex);
- an antidepressant such as bupropion (Wellbutrin), clomipramine (Anafranil), doxepin (Adapin, Sinequan), duloxetine (Cymbalta), fluvoxamine (Luvox), or mirtazepine (Remeron),
- asthma medication such as aminophylline (Phyllocontin, Truphylline) or theophylline (Elixophyllin, Theo-24, Theochron, Uniphyl);
- cancer medicine such as dacarbazine (DTIC-Dome), flutamide (Eulexin), or irinotecan (Camptosar);
- medicines to treat psychiatric disorders, such as clozapine (Clozaril, FazaClo), pimozide (Orap), promethazine (Phenergan), thiothixene (Navane), or trifluoperazine (Stelazine); or
- a muscle relaxer such as cyclobenzaprine (Flexeril) or tizanidine (Zanaflex).
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with hydroxyprogesterone. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your doctor or pharmacist can provide more information about hydroxyprogesterone.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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