Chorex Side Effects

Generic Name: chorionic gonadotropin (hcg)

Note: This page contains information about the side effects of chorionic gonadotropin (hcg). Some of the dosage forms included on this document may not apply to the brand name Chorex.

Not all side effects for Chorex may be reported. You should always consult a doctor or healthcare professional for medical advice. Side effects can be reported to the FDA here.

For the Consumer

Applies to chorionic gonadotropin (hcg): powder for solution, solution

In addition to its needed effects, some unwanted effects may be caused by chorionic gonadotropin (hcg). In the event that any of these side effects do occur, they may require medical attention.

If any of the following side effects occur while taking chorionic gonadotropin (hcg), check with your doctor or nurse as soon as possible:

For females onlyMore common
  • Bloating (mild)
  • stomach or pelvic pain
Less common or rare
  • Abdominal or stomach pain (severe)
  • bloating (moderate to severe)
  • decreased amount of urine
  • feeling of indigestion
  • nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea (continuing or severe)
  • pelvic pain (severe)
  • shortness of breath
  • swelling of feet or lower legs
  • weight gain (rapid)
For boys onlyLess common
  • Acne
  • enlargement of penis and testes
  • growth of pubic hair
  • increase in height (rapid)
Frequency not determined
  • difficult or labored breathing
  • difficulty breathing
  • flushing of skin
  • hives or welts
  • itching of skin
  • large, hive-like swelling on face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, sex organs
  • pain in chest, groin, or legs, especially the calves
  • redness of skin
  • severe, sudden headache
  • skin rash
  • slurred speech
  • sudden loss of coordination
  • sudden, severe weakness or numbness in arm or leg
  • sudden, unexplained shortness of breath
  • tightness in chest
  • unusually warm skin
  • vision changes
  • wheezing

Some of the side effects that can occur with chorionic gonadotropin (hcg) may not need medical attention. As your body adjusts to the medicine during treatment these side effects may go away. Your health care professional may also be able to tell you about ways to reduce or prevent some of these side effects. If any of the following side effects continue, are bothersome or if you have any questions about them, check with your health care professional:

Less common
  • Discouragement
  • enlargement of breasts
  • feeling sad or empty
  • headache
  • irritability
  • lack of appetite
  • loss of interest or pleasure
  • pain at place of injection
  • trouble concentrating
  • trouble sleeping
  • tiredness

After you stop taking this drug, it is possible that you may still experience side effects that need medical attention. If you notice any of the following side effects check with your doctor immediately:

For females onlyLess common or rare
  • Abdominal or stomach pain (severe)
  • bloating (moderate to severe)
  • decreased amount of urine
  • feeling of indigestion
  • nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea (continuing or severe)
  • pelvic pain (severe)
  • shortness of breath
  • weight gain (rapid)

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to chorionic gonadotropin (hcg): injectable powder for injection, intramuscular powder for injection, subcutaneous powder for injection, subcutaneous solution

General

General side effects have included headache, irritability, restlessness, fatigue, and edema.

Genitourinary

Genitourinary side effects have included precocious puberty and gynecomastia.

Psychiatric

Psychiatric side effects have included depression.

Local

Local side effects have included pain at the site of injection.

Hypersensitivity

Hypersensitivity side effects have included isolated cases of allergic reactions, manifesting mainly as mild reversible skin rashes. Postmarketing reports have included anaphylactic reactions.

Hematologic

Hematologic side effects have included the occurrence of arterial thromboembolism.

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