Degarelix Side Effects
What should I watch for?
Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular checks on your progress and discuss any issues before you start taking this medicine.
Do not rub or scratch injection site. There may be a lump at the injection site, or it may be red or sore for a few days after your dose.
Your doctor or health care professional will need to monitor your hormone levels in your blood to check your response to treatment. Try to keep any appointments for testing.
Common and Rare Side Effects
Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.
Check with your doctor or nurse immediately if any of the following side effects occur:
flushing or redness of the skin
pounding in the ears
slow or fast heartbeat
small lumps under the skin
unusually warm skin
bloody or cloudy urine
decrease in testicle size
decreased interest in sexual intercourse
difficult, burning, or painful urination
difficulty in moving
frequent urge to urinate
inability to have or keep an erection
loss in sexual ability, desire, drive, or performance
lower back or side pain
muscle pain or stiffness
pain in the joints
Chest pain or discomfort
shortness of breath
Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:
Difficulty having a bowel movement (stool)
feeling of warmth
redness of the face, neck, arms, and occasionally, upper chest
unusual tiredness or weakness
Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.