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Composition for MAINTANE

Hydroxyprogesterone(250 mg)

food interaction for MAINTANE

alcohol interaction for MAINTANE

pregnancy interaction for MAINTANE

lactation interaction for MAINTANE

It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Maintane 250 mg injection at a fixed time.
Avoid Maintane 250 mg injection with caffeine and chocolate as well as food containing caffeine and chocolate such as tea leaves, cocoa beans.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Maintane 250 mg injection is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Either animal studies have shown no adverse effect on the fetus, but there is no human studies or animal studies have shown an adverse effect that was not confirmed in human studies. Please consult your doctor.
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.


Hydroxyprogesterone(250 mg)


Maintane 250 mg injection is used to reduce risk of preterm birth (delivery in <37 weeks of pregnancy) in women pregnant with one baby (singleton pregnancy) and who have delivered a premature baby in the past.

How it works

Maintane 250 mg injection belongs to a class of medications called progestins (female hormones). It is a synthetic form of the female hormone progesterone, however the exact mechanism by which it reduces risk of preterm birth is not known.

Common side effects

Pain, Itchy bump, Diarrhoea, Injection site bump, Injection site bruise, Itching, Rash, Limb pain, Skin redness, Swelling


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Expert advice for MAINTANE

  • Tell your doctor if you have diabetes, pre-diabetes (high blood sugar levels, but not high enough to be called diabetes) or a family history of diabetes, before taking hydroxyprogesterone.
  • If you are suffering from high blood pressure during pregnancy (preeclampsia), fits (epilepsy), heart or kidney functioning problems, you should be monitored for fluid retention while on treatment with Hydroxyprogesterone.
  • Tell your doctor if you have severe pulsating headaches (migraines), asthma, history of depression or high blood pressure (hypertension), before taking Hydroxyprogesterone.
  • Seek immediate medical attention if you notice any signs of depression or jaundice.
  • Consult your doctor regarding continuing treatment with hydroxyprogesterone after delivery and during breastfeeding.

Frequently asked questions for MAINTANE


Q. Is hydroxyprogesterone the same as progesterone?
No. Progesterone is a natural sex hormone produced by the body and hydroxyprogesterone is its synthetic form. Both have different physiological effects and are used for the treatment of different conditions.
Q. Is hydroxyprogesterone safe?
It is relatively safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.


Content on this page was last updated on 10 June, 2014, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)