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Hydroxy Progesterone - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions

Written & Compiled by Anushta Chandrapalan, M.Sc  | Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team
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Information about Hydroxy Progesterone

Generic Name : Hydroxy Progesterone
Pronunciation : hy-droxy-pro-ges-ter-one
Latest prescription information about Hydroxy Progesterone. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its storage instructions . Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
Therapeutic Classification : Endocrine and Metabolic Agents

Trade Names/Brand Names of Hydroxy Progesterone

India : 


International : 


Why is Hydroxy Progesterone Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a synthetic hormone, prescribed for miscarriage, uterine bleeding, and endometrial cancer.  


When should Hydroxy Progesterone not be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with undiagnosed vaginal bleeding, breast cancer, pregnancy, lactation, severe liver disease, bleeding disorder and hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Hydroxy Progesterone?

IM- The recommended dose is 250 to 500 mg weekly by intramuscular injection during the first half of pregnancy.

How should Hydroxy Progesterone be taken?

It comes as a solution for injection to be administered by a healthcare provider into the large muscle.

What are the warnings and precautions for Hydroxy Progesterone?

• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of abdominal bleeding, tumors, abortion, sugar, mental depression, any allergy, who are taking other medications.

• Monitor blood sugar level in diabetic patients.

• If bleeding disorder occurs, stop this medication.

What are the side effects of Hydroxy Progesterone?

Diarrhea, headache, skin rash, hives and pain at the injection site.

What are the other precautions for Hydroxy Progesterone?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Hydroxy Progesterone?

Store it at room temperature.

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khekaho, India

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gargi711, India

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