Hydroxyprogesterone

Information about Hydroxyprogesterone

Hydroxyprogesterone uses

Hydroxyprogesterone is used in preterm labor.

How hydroxyprogesterone works

Hydroxyprogesterone is a progestin (female hormones). It works as part of hormone replacement therapy by replacing the amount of oestrogen in the uterus. It works to bring on menstruation by replacing the natural progesterone that some women are missing.

Common side effects of hydroxyprogesterone

Available Medicine for Hydroxyprogesterone

  • ₹130 to ₹210
    Zydus Cadila
    2 variant(s)
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    Sanzyme Ltd
    2 variant(s)
  • ₹57 to ₹126
    Obsurge Biotech Ltd
    2 variant(s)
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    Kee Pharma
    2 variant(s)
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    Mac Millon Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
    2 variant(s)
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    Colinz Laboratories Ltd
    6 variant(s)
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    Biochem Pharmaceutical Industries
    2 variant(s)
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    Cadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd
    2 variant(s)
  • ₹51 to ₹81
    Unichem Laboratories Ltd
    2 variant(s)
  • ₹176
    John Biotech Pvt Ltd
    1 variant(s)

Expert advice for Hydroxyprogesterone

  • 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 Hydroxyprogesterone

Hydroxyprogesterone

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 08 June, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)