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Lutropin alfa Side Effects

It is possible that some side effects of lutropin alfa may not have been reported. These can be reported to the FDA here. Always consult a healthcare professional for medical advice.

For the Consumer

Applies to lutropin alfa: subcutaneous powder for solution

Along with its needed effects, lutropin alfa 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 while taking lutropin alfa:

More common
  • Bleeding, blistering, burning, coldness, discoloration of the skin, feeling of pressure, hives, infection, inflammation, itching, lumps, numbness, pain, rash, redness, scarring, soreness, stinging, swelling, tenderness, tingling, ulceration, or warmth at the injection site
  • bloating
  • diarrhea
  • stomach or pelvic discomfort, aching, or heaviness
Incidence not known (Observed after pregnancy)
  • Congenital abnormalities
  • ectopic pregnancy
  • postpartum fever
  • premature labor
  • spontaneous abortion
Incidence not known (Observed during menotropin therapy)
  • Adnexal torsion as a complication of ovarian enlargement
  • blood in the peritoneal cavity
  • changes in skin color
  • cold hands and feet
  • ovarian enlargement (mild to moderate)
  • pain, redness, or swelling in the arm or leg
  • troubled breathing

Get emergency help immediately if any of the following symptoms of overdose occur while taking lutropin alfa:

Symptoms of overdose
  • Abdominal or stomach pain
  • bloating
  • multiple gestation
  • rapid weight gain
  • severe nausea
  • vomiting

Some side effects of lutropin alfa 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
  • Bloated or full feeling
  • breast pain
  • excess air or gas in the stomach or intestines
  • headache
  • pain
  • passing gas
  • unusual tiredness or weakness
Less common
  • Body aches or pain
  • chills
  • cough
  • cramps
  • difficulty having a bowel movement (stool)
  • difficulty with breathing
  • ear congestion
  • fever
  • heavy bleeding
  • loss of voice
  • nasal congestion
  • ovarian disorder
  • pain
  • runny nose
  • sneezing
  • sore throat

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to lutropin alfa: subcutaneous powder for injection

Cardiovascular

Cardiovascular side effects have included arterial thromboembolism.

Gastrointestinal

Gastrointestinal side effects have included nausea, flatulence, diarrhea and constipation.

Genitourinary

Genitourinary side effects have included ovarian hyperstimulation (sometimes leading to ovarian enlargement or ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome), ovarian cysts, ovarian disorders, dysmenorrhea, and breast pain.

General

General side effects have included pain and fatigue.

Musculoskeletal

Musculoskeletal side effects have included abdominal pain.

Local

Local side effects have included injection site reactions.

Nervous system

Nervous system side effects have included headache.

Respiratory

Respiratory side effects have included upper respiratory tract infections.

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