Side Effects

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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 immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

For adults

Less common
  1. Fast or irregular heartbeat
  1. Bone, muscle, or joint pain
  2. fainting
  3. fast or irregular breathing
  4. numbness or tingling of the hands or feet
  5. puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes
  6. skin rash, hives, or itching
  7. sudden, severe decrease in blood pressure and collapse
  8. tightness in the chest
  9. troubled breathing

For males only (adults)

More common
  1. Arm, back, or jaw pain
  2. bloody or cloudy urine
  3. blurred vision
  4. burning while urinating
  5. chest pain or discomfort
  6. chest tightness or heaviness
  7. difficult or labored breathing
  8. difficult, burning, or painful urination
  9. difficulty with moving
  10. dizziness
  11. frequent urge to urinate
  12. headache
  13. increased urge to urinate during the night
  14. muscle pain or stiffness
  15. nausea
  16. nervousness
  17. pain in the joints
  18. pale skin
  19. pounding in the ears
  20. slow or fast heartbeat
  21. sweating
  22. troubled breathing with exertion
  23. unusual bleeding or bruising
  24. unusual tiredness or weakness
  25. waking to urinate at night
  1. Pain in the groin or legs (especially in the calves of the legs)
Incidence not known
  1. Altered mental status
  2. cardiovascular collapse
  3. double vision
  4. visual changes
  5. vomiting

For females only (adults)

  1. Anxiety
  2. deepening of voice
  3. increased hair growth
  4. mental depression
  5. mood changes

For children

  1. Body pain
  2. burning, itching, redness, or swelling at the injection site
  3. skin rash

For females only (children)—expected in first few weeks

  1. Vaginal bleeding (continuing)
  2. white vaginal discharge (continuing)

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:

For adults

More common
  1. Sudden sweating and feelings of warmth (also called hot flashes)
Less common
  1. Bleeding, bruising, burning, itching, pain, redness, or swelling at the injection site
  2. decreased interest in sexual intercourse
  3. swelling of the feet or lower legs
  4. swelling or increased tenderness of the breasts
  5. trouble sleeping
  6. weight gain

For females only (adults)

More common
  1. Light, irregular vaginal bleeding
  2. stopping of menstrual periods
Less common
  1. Burning, dryness, or itching of the vagina
  2. pelvic pain

For males only (adults)

More common
  1. Back pain
  2. chills
  3. constipation
  4. cough
  5. diarrhea
  6. fever
  7. general feeling of discomfort or illness
  8. loss of appetite
  9. pain or discomfort at the injection site
  10. redness of the face, neck, arms, and occasionally, upper chest
  11. runny nose
  12. shivering
  13. sore throat
  14. sudden sweating
  15. trouble sleeping
  16. unusual drowsiness, dullness, tiredness, weakness, or feeling of sluggishness
Less common
  1. Bone pain
  2. decreased size of the testicles
  3. inability to have or keep an erection

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.