Before Using

Drug information provided by: IBM Micromedex

In deciding to use a medicine, the risks of taking the medicine must be weighed against the good it will do. This is a decision you and your doctor will make. For this medicine, the following should be considered:

Allergies

Tell your doctor if you have ever had any unusual or allergic reaction to this medicine or any other medicines. Also tell your health care professional if you have any other types of allergies, such as to foods, dyes, preservatives, or animals. For non-prescription products, read the label or package ingredients carefully.

Pediatric

Hydroxyprogesterone caproate injection is not indicated for children younger than 16 years of age. Safety and efficacy have not been established.

Geriatric

No information is available on the relationship of age to the effects of hydroxyprogesterone caproate injection in geriatric patients. This medicine should not be used in elderly women.

Breastfeeding

Studies in women suggest that this medication poses minimal risk to the infant when used during breastfeeding.

Drug Interactions

Although certain medicines should not be used together at all, in other cases two different medicines may be used together even if an interaction might occur. In these cases, your doctor may want to change the dose, or other precautions may be necessary. Tell your healthcare professional if you are taking any other prescription or nonprescription (over-the-counter [OTC]) medicine.

Other Interactions

Certain medicines should not be used at or around the time of eating food or eating certain types of food since interactions may occur. Using alcohol or tobacco with certain medicines may also cause interactions to occur. Discuss with your healthcare professional the use of your medicine with food, alcohol, or tobacco.

Other Medical Problems

The presence of other medical problems may affect the use of this medicine. Make sure you tell your doctor if you have any other medical problems, especially:

  • Abnormal or unusual vaginal bleeding or
  • Blood clots, or history of or
  • Breast cancer, active or history of or
  • Cholestasis (bile problem) during pregnancy or
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure), uncontrolled or
  • Liver disease, including tumors or cancer—Should not be used in patients with these conditions.
  • Asthma or
  • Depression, history of or
  • Diabetes, or family history of or
  • Epilepsy or seizures, history of or
  • Fluid retention (swelling or edema) or
  • Heart problems or
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure), controlled or
  • Kidney problems or
  • Migraine headaches or
  • Preeclampsia (high blood pressure during pregnancy and too much protein in urine)—Patients with these conditions should be carefully monitored while receiving this medicine.