Profasi Side Effects

Generic Name: chorionic gonadotropin (hcg)

Note: This page contains side effects data for the generic drug chorionic gonadotropin (hcg). It is possible that some of the dosage forms included below may not apply to the brand name Profasi.

It is possible that some side effects of Profasi 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 chorionic gonadotropin (hcg): powder for solution, solution

As well as its needed effects, chorionic gonadotropin (hcg) may cause unwanted side effects that 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 chorionic gonadotropin (hcg) side effects may not need any medical attention. As your body gets used to the medicine these side effects may disappear. Your health care professional may be able to help you prevent or reduce these side effects, but do check with them if any of the following side effects continue, or if you are concerned about them:

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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