How should you use this medication?
This medication is for injection into a muscle. It is usually given in a hospital or clinic. A special MedGuide will be given to you by the pharmacist with each prescription and refill. Be sure to read this information carefully each time. Contact your care team regarding the use of this medication in children. While this medication may be prescribed for children as young as 12 years of age for selected conditions, precautions do apply.
What are the possible side effects of this medicine?
Side effects that you should report to your care team as soon as possible:
- Allergic reactions-skin rash, itching, hives, swelling of the face, lips, tongue, or throat
- Blood clot-pain, swelling, or warmth in the leg, shortness of breath, chest pain
- Heart attack-pain or tightness in the chest, shoulders, arms or jaw, nausea, shortness of breath, cold or clammy skin, feeling faint or lightheaded
- Increase in blood pressure
- Liver injury-right upper belly pain, loss of appetite, nausea, light-colored stool, dark yellow or brown urine, yellowing of the skin or eyes, unusual weakness or fatigue
- Mood swings, irritability, or hostility
- Prolonged or painful erection
- Sleep apnea-loud snoring, gasping during sleep, daytime sleepiness
- Stroke-sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg, trouble speaking, confusion, trouble walking, loss of balance or coordination, dizziness, severe headache, change in vision
- Swelling of the ankles, hands, or feet
- Thoughts of suicide or self-harm, worsening mood, feelings of depression Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your care team if they continue or are bothersome):
- Change in sex drive or performance
- Pain, redness, or irritation at the application site
- Unexpected breast tissue growth
What may interact with this medicine?
- Medications for diabetes
- Medications that treat or prevent blood clots like warfarin
- Steroid medications like prednisone or cortisone