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Firmagon 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.

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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:

More common

Back pain

blurred vision

dizziness

fever

flushing or redness of the skin

hard lump

headache

nervousness

pain

pounding in the ears

slow or fast heartbeat

small lumps under the skin

swelling

unusually warm skin

Less common

Bladder pain

bloody or cloudy urine

chills

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

increased sweating

loss in sexual ability, desire, drive, or performance

lower back or side pain

muscle pain or stiffness

pain in the joints

Rare

Chest pain or discomfort

fainting

irregular heartbeat

pounding heartbeat

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:

More common

Difficulty having a bowel movement (stool)

feeling of warmth

increased weight

redness of the face, neck, arms, and occasionally, upper chest

sudden sweating

unusual tiredness or weakness

Less common

Diarrhea

lack or loss of strength

nausea

night sweats

sleeplessness

swelling of the breasts or breast soreness

trouble sleeping

unable to sleep

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.

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