DANAZOL Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • wasting away of breast tissue
  • absence of menstrual periods
  • irregular periods
  • bleeding not related to menstrual period
  • If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • acne
  • weight gain
  • INFREQUENT side effects

    If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • a condition in which women develop masculine characteristics called virilism
  • visible water retention
  • If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • hypoestrogenism, an abnormally low level of estrogen in the blood
  • vaginal dryness
  • hair loss
  • temporary redness of face and neck
  • a change in voice
  • RARE side effects

    If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • hereditary liver metabolism disorder
  • decreased blood platelets
  • increased eosinophils in the blood
  • high levels of white blood cells
  • pseudotumor cerebri, a condition with high fluid pressure in the brain
  • carpal tunnel syndrome
  • clouding of the lens of the eye called cataracts
  • a stroke
  • obstruction of a blood vessel by a blood clot
  • an occurrence of a blood clot in an artery
  • bleeding gums
  • microscopic blood-filled cavities in the liver
  • acute inflammation of the pancreas
  • bloody urine
  • fluid secretion from the breast
  • a skin disorder with blistering and peeling skin called Stevens-Johnson syndrome
  • hives
  • a condition with muscle tissue breakdown called rhabdomyolysis
  • a skin rash
  • abnormal liver function tests
  • a yellowing of the eyes or skin from buildup of bilirubin called jaundice
  • a liver tumor
  • splenic peliosis, a condition of numerous cysts in the spleen
  • If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • mood changes
  • low sperm count
  • increased sensitivity of the skin to the sun
  • itching
  • excessive sweating
  • nervousness
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