About Makena Auto-Injector
Same Makena. Personalized Patient Support. Innovative Delivery Device.
Not actual size
The Makena you know — ready to go
Designed for ease of use, the FDA‑approved Makena subcutaneous auto‑injector is:
- Pre‑filled auto-injector that is ready to use out of the box
- Administered in ~15 seconds
- Shorter, thinner, nonvisible needle
- Administered in the back of the upper arm—no need for patients to disrobe
- Protective needle guard to help minimize accidental needle‑sticks
- Appointment flexibility—no need for private exam rooms
|Why Makena Auto-Injector?1|
|Active ingredient||Hydroxyprogesterone caproate||Hydroxyprogesterone caproate|
|Concentration||250 mg/mL||250 mg/mL|
|Dose||275 mg (1.1 mL)||250 mg (1 mL)|
|Delivery||Single-use, pre-filled disposable auto-injector||Traditional needle and syringe|
|Administration||Subcutaneous (SQ) via healthcare provider||Intramuscular (IM) via healthcare provider|
Back of upper arm
Upper-outer quadrant of the gluteus maximus
|Injection duration||~15 seconds||One minute or longer|
|Needle size||Fine 27-gauge, 0.5″ SQ needle||21-gauge, 1.5″ IM needle|
|Administration Friendly||No need for private exam room or for patient to disrobe||Below the waist injection|
Establishing best practices
Proper injection technique for Makena subcutaneous auto-injector.
Makena Auto-Injector is HCP administered. This easy-to-follow instructional video reviews the proper technique for administering Makena for subcutaneous use. Please see Instructions for Use before administering Makena using the subcutaneous auto‑injector.
Makena Auto-Injector offers support via Makena Care Connection®. Help ensure your patients receive Makena plus personalized support with these three steps:
COMPLETE the DAW Line
per state laws on the Makena Prescription Form and submit to Makena Care Connection
the importance of drug + support provided only by Makena with your patients
in your prescribing decision to help ensure patients receive Makena + support when pharmacists ask about generic substitution
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