Were you looking for information about Makena? Makana is a common misspelling of Makena.
Available by prescription only, Makena™ (hydroxyprogesterone caproate) is a drug used to prevent premature birth. It is a long-acting version of progesterone, a hormone that is very important to maintaining a pregnancy. Makena comes in the form of an injection that is given once a week by your healthcare provider.
If you have any other medical conditions, such as epilepsy, high blood pressure, or asthma, talk to your healthcare provider before starting treatment. Just like any medication, side effects are possible with this medication; however, most women are able to use it without any problems. In clinical studies, common side effects included pain at the injection site, hives, and itching.
(Click Makena for a more in-depth discussion of this topic, including how it works, who can use it, and why it may not be suitable for certain women. You can also click any of the links in the box to the right for specific information.)
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