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
  • priapism, a prolonged erection of the penis

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

  • acne

INFREQUENT side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • cancer of the prostate gland
  • high amount of calcium in the blood
  • enlarged prostate
  • visible water retention

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

  • altered interest in having sexual intercourse
  • leg cramps
  • difficulty sleeping
  • chills
  • diarrhea
  • abdominal bloating

RARE side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • liver cancer
  • excessive fat in the blood
  • a heart attack
  • heart failure
  • a stroke
  • blood clot formation in veins
  • liver tissue death
  • damage to the liver and inflammation
  • microscopic blood-filled cavities in the liver
  • inflammation of the epididymis of the testicles
  • low sperm count
  • high amount of bilirubin in the blood
  • inflammation of the liver with stoppage of bile flow
  • a yellowing of the eyes or skin from buildup of bilirubin called jaundice
  • a high alanine transaminase level
  • a high aspartate transaminase level

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

  • over excitement
  • depression
  • aggressive behavior
  • feelings of hostility
  • decrease in size of a testicle
  • a problem with menstrual periods
  • darkening of the skin
  • low energy
  • decreased appetite
  • irritability
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