Hydroxyprogesterone 500mg Injection

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Corpogest-Depot 500 injection

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Hydroxyprogesterone 500mg Injection Uses

Hydroxyprogesterone comes under the category of synthetic progesterone named progestin. This injection is mainly administered to prevent premature labour. This can be due to several reasons such as rupture of membranes, high blood pressure, preterm labour symptoms, and poor diet.

Hydroxyprogesterone injection is used in premature labour and is a female sex hormone, named progesterone. This helps in lowering the risk of early birth (preterm delivery). Hydroxyprogesterone comes under the category “progestin”, a synthetic female hormone. Premature birth can be caused due to high blood pressure (pre-eclampsia), premature membrane rupture, and unhealthy eating. It usually starts even before the completion of 37 weeks of pregnancy. Also, some common symptoms of preterm birth are –

  1. Feeling of pressure in the pelvis
  2. Cramps 
  3. Leaking fluid or vaginal bleeding. 

Hydroxyprogesterone helps in preventing the rejection of embryos and lowers the risk of miscarriage. Most importantly, hydroxyprogesterone 250 injection is only administered to women having a history of premature birth. 

Side Effects Of Hydroxyprogesterone Injection 

Most of the side effects of hydroxyprogesterone do not need any medical attention. However, if you experience discomfort, it is important to see the doctor immediately. Some common side effects of CORPOGEST-DEPOT 500 Injection-

  1. Pain and inflammation
  2. Red Spots or bumps
  3. Nausea
  4. Vomiting 
  5. Itching
  6. Diarrhea 

Direction To Use 

  1. First of all, hydroxyprogesterone injection can only be taken under the supervision of the doctor.
  2. This injection of hydroxyprogesterone is administered to the muscle, preferably the hip area. 
  3. Also, synthetic progesterone injections are only administered to women experienced past premature delivery. 
  4.  Do not take hydroxyprogesterone injection if you are allergic to its ingredients and castor oil. 
  5. Hydroxyprogesterone injection is not recommended for females less than age of 16. 

Precautions To Be Taken 

  1. Hydroxyprogesterone injection is only administered to women who have had a preterm delivery before. 
  2. This injection of hydroxyprogesterone is not recommended for women having more than one childbirth (twins, triplets, and so on)
  3. Hydroxyprogesterone injection can only be administered under the supervision of the doctor between 16-20 weeks and can be continued up to 37 weeks or until the delivery. 
  4. It is important to monitor blood sugar levels while having hydroxyprogesterone injection. 
  5. Also, If you are suffering from liver problems then it is highly recommended to see a doctor before having hydroxyprogesterone.
  6. If you start experiencing chest pain, difficulty in breathing, headaches, and change in vision after having hydroxyprogesterone, see a doctor immediately, 
  7. In Case of overdose or missed dose of hydroxyprogesterone 250mg injection, it is highly recommended to see the doctor immediately. 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Question – When should one take a hydroxyprogesterone 250mg injection?

Answer – Hydroxyprogesterone 250mg injection must be taken under the supervision of the doctor or trained nurses between 16 weeks up to the day of delivery. 

Question – When should one take progesterone injection?

Answer – One should take hydroxyprogesterone injection during the night as it causes dizziness and sleep induction. 

Question – What is the daily recommended dose of hydroxyprogesterone injection?

Answer – The daily recommended dose for hydroxyprogesterone is 200 milligrams. However, one must visit the doctor before taking hydroxyprogesterone injection. 

Question – What are the side effects of taking hydroxyprogesterone injection?

Answer – Some common side effects of having medroxyprogesterone injection are hives, lips, vomiting, nausea, and so on.

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