Side Effects

Drug information provided by: Micromedex

Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor or nurse immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

More common

  1. Breast pain
  2. chills
  3. cough
  4. diarrhea
  5. fever
  6. general feeling of discomfort or illness
  7. headache
  8. joint pain
  9. loss of appetite
  10. muscle aches and pain
  11. nausea
  12. runny nose
  13. shivering
  14. sore throat
  15. sweating
  16. trouble sleeping
  17. unusual tiredness or weakness
  18. vomiting

Less common

  1. Bleeding, blistering, burning, coldness, discoloration of the skin, feeling of pressure, hives, infection, inflammation, itching, lumps, numbness, pain, rash, redness, scarring, soreness, stinging, swelling, tenderness, tingling, ulceration, or warmth at the injection site
  2. bloating
  3. blurred vision or other changes in vision
  4. breast discharge
  5. breast enlargement
  6. burning while urinating
  7. difficult or painful urination
  8. difficulty with breathing
  9. difficulty with swallowing
  10. dizziness
  11. fast heartbeat
  12. headache, severe and throbbing
  13. hives
  14. itching
  15. lumps in the breasts
  16. nervousness
  17. noisy breathing
  18. painful or tender cysts in the breasts
  19. pounding in the ears
  20. puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  21. shortness of breath
  22. skin rash
  23. slow or fast heartbeat
  24. stomach or pelvic discomfort, aching, or heaviness
  25. swelling of the hands, ankles, feet, or lower legs
  26. tightness in the chest
  27. wheezing

Rare

  1. Collection of blood under the skin at the injection site
  2. deep, dark purple bruise at the injection site

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

More common

  1. Back pain
  2. blemishes on the skin, pimples
  3. body aches or pain
  4. crying
  5. depersonalization
  6. discouragement
  7. dysphoria
  8. ear congestion
  9. euphoria
  10. feeling sad or empty
  11. hoarseness
  12. increased clear or white vaginal discharge
  13. increased weight
  14. irregular bleeding cycle
  15. irritability
  16. itching of the vagina or genital area
  17. light vaginal bleeding between regular menstrual periods
  18. loss of interest or pleasure
  19. loss of voice
  20. mental depression
  21. nasal congestion
  22. pain, cramps, or heavy menstrual bleeding
  23. pain during sexual intercourse
  24. pain or tenderness around the eyes and cheekbones
  25. paranoia
  26. quick to react or overreact emotionally
  27. rapidly changing moods
  28. stomach pain
  29. tender, swollen glands in the neck
  30. thick, white vaginal discharge with no odor or with a mild odor
  31. trouble concentrating
  32. voice changes

Less common

  1. Abdominal or stomach bloating and cramping
  2. abnormal ejaculation
  3. abnormal or decreased touch sensation
  4. acid or sour stomach
  5. belching
  6. bone pain
  7. burning feeling in the chest or stomach
  8. decreased interest in sexual intercourse
  9. difficulty having a bowel movement (stool)
  10. difficulty with moving
  11. dull ache or feeling of pressure or heaviness in the legs
  12. earache, redness, or swelling in the ear
  13. excess air or gas in the stomach or intestines
  14. feeling of vaginal pressure
  15. feeling of warmth
  16. hair loss or thinning of the hair
  17. heartburn
  18. inability to have or keep an erection
  19. increased appetite
  20. increased hair growth on the forehead, back, arms, and legs
  21. indigestion
  22. itching skin near damaged veins
  23. lack or loss of strength
  24. loss in sexual ability, desire, drive, or performance
  25. muscle cramping or stiffness
  26. passing gas
  27. pelvic pain
  28. redness of the face, neck, arms, and occasionally upper chest
  29. sleepiness or unusual drowsiness
  30. sleeplessness
  31. sneezing
  32. stomach upset or pain
  33. stuffy nose
  34. swollen joints
  35. tenderness in the stomach area
  36. unable to sleep
  37. vaginal burning or pain
  38. weight loss

Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.