Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • a condition in which women develop masculine characteristics called virilism
  • irritable bladder
  • urinary tract infection
  • priapism, a prolonged erection of the penis
  • absence of menstrual periods
  • irregular periods
  • If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • a yeast infection of the vagina and vulva
  • inflammation of the tissue lining the sinuses
  • pain with menstruation
  • decreased breast milk production
  • decreased appetite
  • weight gain
  • nausea
  • stomach cramps
  • abdominal bloating
  • INFREQUENT side effects

    If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • inflammation of the lining of the stomach and intestines
  • overgrowth of the uterine lining
  • cancer of the prostate gland
  • high amount of calcium in the blood
  • high blood pressure
  • enlarged prostate
  • inflammation of the epididymis of the testicles
  • dizziness
  • sleep apnea
  • low energy
  • visible water retention
  • temporary redness of face and neck
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • raised prostate specific antigen
  • If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • mood changes
  • altered interest in having sexual intercourse
  • a migraine headache
  • bronchitis
  • vaginal discharge
  • dizziness
  • headache
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • the inability to have an erection
  • decrease in size of a testicle
  • increase in the amount of pubic hair
  • acne
  • difficulty sleeping
  • stomach cramps
  • reactions at the site of the injection
  • infection at injection site
  • RARE side effects

    If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • cancer of the ovary
  • cancer in the lining of the uterus
  • a breast tumor
  • low amount of calcium in the blood
  • a clot in the small veins that carry blood to or from the retina of the eye
  • high blood pressure
  • a heart attack
  • a clot in the lung
  • a stroke
  • obstruction of a blood vessel by a blood clot
  • a blood clot
  • blood clot in a deep vein of the extremities
  • the flu
  • inflammation of the liver called hepatitis
  • a blockage in the gallbladder
  • a lump in the breast
  • hives
  • a change in the curvature of the cornea of the eye
  • involuntary muscle movements
  • liver cancer
  • low levels of white blood cells
  • suicidal thoughts
  • heart failure
  • blood clot formation in vein
  • acute respiratory distress syndrome, a type of lung disorder
  • liver tissue death
  • damage to the liver and inflammation
  • microscopic blood-filled cavities in the liver
  • inflammation of the liver with stoppage of bile flow
  • a yellowing of the eyes or skin from buildup of bilirubin called jaundice
  • abnormal increase in red blood cells
  • If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • water retention
  • high cholesterol
  • depression
  • aggressive behavior
  • feelings of hostility
  • low sperm count
  • decreased appetite
  • irritability
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