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Hydroxyprogesterone caproate is androgen precursor used to lower the risk of a preterm baby,if an injection of 250mg what are its androgenic effect?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Precursor

17 OH Progesterone is a precursor to androgens and when combines with caproic acid to form 17 OH P caproate it is then used for preterm labor.
There are no known androgenic effects that I am aware of that are clinically meaningful and it is currently a category B drug by the FDA.

In brief: Precursor

17 OH Progesterone is a precursor to androgens and when combines with caproic acid to form 17 OH P caproate it is then used for preterm labor.
There are no known androgenic effects that I am aware of that are clinically meaningful and it is currently a category B drug by the FDA.
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