If you had a preterm birth, you are at risk for early delivery again, EVERY WEEK COUNTS
Makena Patient Assistance video

Hear how Deb, a nurse practitioner, helped ensure affordable access to treatment for her uninsured patient.

Makena Care Connection® offers personalized support

When Deb, a nurse practitioner, was caring for an uninsured patient who was eligible for Makena, she connected her to Makena Care Connection to ensure affordable access to treatment.

Meet Sarah. Hear about the personalized support offered to Sarah.

Meet Sarah. Hear about the personalized support offered to Sarah.

Sarah gave birth to her first son, David, 6 weeks early (34 weeks). After speaking with her doctor, Sarah chose Makena® (hydroxyprogesterone caproate injection) to help reduce her risk of another singleton preterm birth—and the Makena Care Connection to help ensure her medication was continually available and affordable.

Meet Shanise. Makena Care Connection helped Shanise with the adherence support she needed. Hear her story.

Meet Shanise. Makena Care Connection helped Shanise with the adherence support she needed. Hear her story.

Shanise tragically lost her first son, Prince Xavier, when he was born 18 weeks early. When she got pregnant again, her doctor recommended Makena® (hydroxyprogesterone caproate injection) because she was at risk for another singleton preterm birth. Hear how the Makena Care Connection supported Shanise so she could focus on her goal of a full-term pregnancy without worrying about medication costs.

Watch Kate's video

Meet Kate. Her previous preterm birth put her at risk for another one. Hear her story.

After speaking with her doctor, Kate made a decision to start Makena® (hydroxyprogesterone caproate injection) because she was at risk for another preterm birth. Hear her story

Kate gave birth to her son, Gabriel, 5 weeks early (35 weeks). When she became pregnant again with a single baby a year later, she learned she was at risk for another preterm birth and discussed Makena with her healthcare provider.

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Makena (hydroxyprogesterone caproate injection) is a prescription hormone medicine (progestin) used to lower the risk of preterm birth in women who are pregnant with one baby and who have delivered one baby too early (preterm) in the past. Makena was shown to work based on a lower number of women who delivered babies at less than 37 weeks of pregnancy. There are no studies showing Makena reduces the number of babies who have serious problems shortly after birth or who die. It is not known whether Makena is safe and effective in women who have other risk factors for preterm birth.

Important Safety Information for Makena (hydroxyprogesterone caproate injection)

Makena should not be used in women with any of the following conditions: blood clots or other blood clotting problems, breast cancer or other hormone-sensitive cancers, or history of these conditions; unusual vaginal bleeding not related to your current pregnancy, yellowing of the skin due to liver problems during pregnancy, liver problems, including liver tumors, or uncontrolled high blood pressure.

Before you receive Makena, tell your healthcare provider if you have an allergy to hydroxyprogesterone caproate, castor oil, or any of the other ingredients in Makena; diabetes or prediabetes, epilepsy, migraine headaches, asthma, heart problems, kidney problems, depression, or high blood pressure.

In a clinical study, certain complications or events associated with pregnancy occurred more often in women who received Makena. These included miscarriage (pregnancy loss before 20 weeks of pregnancy), stillbirth (fetal death occurring during or after the 20th week of pregnancy), hospital admission for preterm labor, preeclampsia (high blood pressure and too much protein in your urine), gestational hypertension (high blood pressure caused by pregnancy), gestational diabetes, and oligohydramnios (low amniotic fluid levels).

Makena may cause serious side effects including blood clots, allergic reactions, depression, and yellowing of your skin and the whites of your eyes. Call your healthcare provider right away if you think you have symptoms of a blood clot (leg swelling, redness in your leg, a spot on your leg that is warm to touch, or leg pain that worsens when you bend your foot) or symptoms of an allergic reaction (hives, itching, or swelling of the face). The most common side effects of Makena include injection site reactions (pain, swelling, itching, bruising, or a hard bump), hives, itching, nausea, and diarrhea.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA.

Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

Please see full Prescribing Information for Makena.

Important Safety Information and Indication

If you are enrolled in the Makena Care Connection or My Adherence Program, please note that our contact information has changed. If you have questions or would like to get in touch, please contact us at 1-800-847-3418, or write to us at info@makenacareconnection.com.