Follistim AQ Side Effects
What should I watch for?
You may get drowsy or dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs mental alertness until you know how this medicine affects you.
It is important to keep all records required by your health care professional on body temperature and intercourse, and to carefully follow any directions for urine or blood testing or ultrasound exams. If you think you have become pregnant, contact your doctor or health care professional at once.
Certain fertility treatments increase your chances of having multiple babies, like twins or triplets.
If abdominal pain occurs while you are using this medicine, discontinue treatment and call your doctor or health care professional immediately. Do not use the injection of human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) and avoid sexual intercourse.
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 immediately if any of the following side effects occur:
Abdominal or stomach pain that is severe
severe nausea or vomiting
stomach or pelvic discomfort, aching, or heaviness
weight gain that is rapid
Heavy non-menstrual vaginal bleeding
redness, pain, or swelling at the injection site
unusual tiredness or weakness
Incidence not known
Difficulty with breathing
pain in the chest, groin, or legs, especially the calves
severe, sudden headache
sudden loss of coordination
sudden, severe weakness or numbness in the arm or leg
sudden, unexplained 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:
Blemishes on the skin
Body aches or pain
difficulty having a bowel movement (stool)
fast or racing heart
quick or shallow breathing
swelling of the breasts or breast soreness in both females and males
Incidence not known
normal menstrual bleeding occurring earlier, possibly lasting longer than expected
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.