GONAL-F RFF Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • an ovarian cyst
  • ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome, an abnormal enlargement of the ovaries
  • enlargement of an ovary

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

  • mood changes
  • throat irritation
  • inflammation of the tissue lining the sinuses
  • breast pain
  • acne
  • headache
  • nausea
  • gas
  • diarrhea
  • abdominal bloating
  • pelvic pain
  • intense abdominal pain

INFREQUENT side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • a migraine headache
  • low blood pressure

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

  • an infection due to the fungus Candida
  • indigestion
  • vaginal discharge
  • pain with menstruation
  • itching
  • drowsiness
  • dizziness
  • decreased appetite
  • excessive thirst
  • heart throbbing or pounding
  • nervousness
  • reactions at the site of the injection

RARE side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • a clot in the lung
  • a stroke
  • obstruction of a blood vessel by a blood clot
  • a blood clot in an artery
  • worsening asthma
  • acute respiratory distress syndrome, a type of lung disorder
  • trouble breathing
  • a significant type of allergic reaction called anaphylaxis
  • a hypersensitivity reaction to a drug
  • torsion or twisting of the ovary leading to a sudden loss of blood supply

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

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