Hydroxyprogesterone is a form of progestin, a manmade form of a female hormone called progesterone. Hydroxyprogesterone is used to lower the risk of premature birth in a woman who has already had one premature baby. This medication will not stop premature labor that has already begun. Hydroxyprogesterone is not for use in women who have had more than one pregnancy. Hydroxyprogesterone may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Makena (hydroxyprogesterone) is an injection that prevents at-risk women from giving birth prematurely. Makena is a form of the female hormone called progesterone. Many times a doctor will prescribe Makena after a woman has already given birth prematurely. This medication may also treat condistions not mentioned here.