ESTROGEL Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects

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    If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

    • throat irritation
    • a common cold
    • breast pain
    • itching
    • weight gain
    • headache
    • abdominal bloating

    INFREQUENT side effects

    If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

    • inflammation of the lining of the stomach and intestines

    If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

    • a yeast infection of the vagina and vulva
    • altered interest in having sexual intercourse
    • a migraine headache
    • bronchitis
    • constipation
    • inflammation or infection of the vagina
    • neck pain
    • backache
    • dizziness
    • skin irritation
    • nausea
    • vomiting
    • discharge of fluid from the cervix

    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
    • high amount of triglyceride in the blood
    • low amount of calcium in the blood
    • high amount of calcium in the blood
    • large purple or brown skin blotches
    • dementia
    • irregular involuntary spasms of limbs or facial muscles
    • a clot in the small veins that carry blood to or from the retina of the eye
    • high blood pressure
    • a heart attack
    • angina, a type of chest pain
    • a clot in the lung
    • ventricular premature beats
    • a stroke
    • obstruction of a blood vessel by a blood clot
    • blood clot in a deep vein of the extremities
    • throat swelling
    • worsening asthma
    • inflammation of the liver called hepatitis
    • a blockage in the gallbladder
    • a blockage of the bile duct that resulting in high bilirubin levels
    • acute inflammation of the pancreas
    • non-cancerous cysts causing the breast to feel lumpy
    • fluid secretion from the breast
    • overgrowth of the uterine lining
    • erythema multiforme, a type of allergic skin reaction
    • erythema nodosum, a skin condition with red and painful nodules
    • a significant type of allergic reaction called anaphylaxis
    • a type of allergic reaction called angioedema
    • an epithelial cancer of the ovary

    If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

    • uterine fibroids
    • water retention
    • mood changes
    • depression
    • enlarged superficial veins
    • indigestion
    • enlarged breasts
    • breastmilk production not associated with childbirth or nursing
    • vaginal discharge
    • uterine cramps
    • absence of menstrual periods
    • abnormally long or heavy periods
    • hair loss
    • hirsutism, a condition of hair growth on parts of the body normally without hair
    • dry skin
    • hives
    • yellow-brown patches on skin
    • darkening of the skin
    • joint pain
    • muscle spasm
    • leg cramps
    • sensation of spinning or whirling
    • difficulty sleeping
    • low energy
    • flu-like symptoms
    • swelling of the tongue
    • heart throbbing or pounding
    • trouble breathing
    • gas
    • diarrhea
    • stomach cramps
    • pelvic pain
    • nervousness
    • a feeling of pins and needles on skin
    • generalized weakness
    • a feeling of general discomfort called malaise
    • irritability
    • reduced sensation in the mouth
    • fast heartbeat

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