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somatropin injection

Side Effects

List somatropin injection side effects by likelihood and severity.

The following side effects are associated with somatropin injection:

Common side effects of somatropin injection:

  • Signs and Symptoms at Injection SiteSevere
  • Visible Water RetentionSevere
  • Fluid Retention in the Legs, Feet, Arms or HandsLess Severe
  • Flu-Like SymptomsLess Severe
  • Head PainLess Severe
  • Muscle StiffnessLess Severe

Infrequent side effects of somatropin injection:

  • Inflammation of the Lining of the Stomach and IntestinesSevere
  • Trouble BreathingSevere
  • Underactive ThyroidSevere
  • Abnormal Fat DistributionLess Severe
  • Acute Infection of the Nose, Throat or SinusLess Severe
  • Feel Like Throwing UpLess Severe
  • NumbnessLess Severe
  • Numbness and TinglingLess Severe

Rare side effects of somatropin injection:

  • Acute Inflammation of the PancreasSevere
  • Broken BoneSevere
  • DiabetesSevere
  • Disease of the Retina of the EyeSevere
  • High Blood SugarSevere
  • High Pressure Within the SkullSevere
  • Optic Disk EdemaSevere
  • RashSevere
  • Reaction due to an AllergySevere
  • Separation of Upper Part of Femur Bone From the ShaftSevere
  • Temporarily Stops Breathing While SleepingSevere
  • Abnormal Result for Glucose Tolerance TestingLess Severe
  • Bloody UrineLess Severe
  • Carpal Tunnel SyndromeLess Severe
  • Enlarged BreastsLess Severe
  • FeverLess Severe
  • Hair LossLess Severe
  • Increased Growth of MoleLess Severe
  • Increased HungerLess Severe
  • Inflammation of the TonsilsLess Severe
  • Joint PainLess Severe
  • Low EnergyLess Severe
  • Middle Ear InfectionLess Severe
  • Mood ChangesLess Severe
  • Muscle PainLess Severe
  • Throat IrritationLess Severe
  • Water RetentionLess Severe

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