If your doctor prescribes Makena (hydroxyprogesterone caproate) to prevent preterm birth, know that this medicine is no longer approved by the FDA and should not be used.
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Errors with medicine are preventable. Most do not cause harm, but occasionally they can. They can still happen anywhere medicine is prescribed, dispensed, purchased or used. However, you can play an important part in staying safe.
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