goserelin (generic name)

It lowers the amount of sex hormones that the body makes
(GOE se rel in)
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What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
  • bone pain
  • breathing problems
  • changes in vision
  • chest pain
  • feeling faint or lightheaded, falls
  • fever, chills
  • pain, swelling, warmth in the leg
  • pain, tingling, numbness in the hands or feet
  • swelling of the ankles, feet, hands
  • trouble passing urine or change in the amount of urine
  • unusually high or low blood pressure
  • unusually weak or tired

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • change in sex drive or performance
  • changes in breast size in both males and females
  • changes in emotions or moods
  • headache
  • hot flashes
  • irritation at site where injected
  • loss of appetite
  • skin problems like acne, dry skin
  • vaginal dryness

Where should I keep my medicine?

This drug is given in a hospital or clinic and will not be stored at home.

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

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Last Updated: May 04, 2010
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