Vantas Side Effects

Generic Name: histrelin

Note: This page contains side effects data for the generic drug histrelin. It is possible that some of the dosage forms included below may not apply to the brand name Vantas.

It is possible that some side effects of Vantas 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 histrelin: subcutaneous implant, subcutaneous kit

As well as its needed effects, histrelin (the active ingredient contained in Vantas) may cause unwanted side effects that require medical attention.

If any of the following side effects occur while taking histrelin, check with your doctor or nurse immediately:

Rare
  • Bloody urine
  • decreased frequency or amount of urine
  • increased thirst
  • loss of appetite
  • lower back or side pain
  • nausea
  • swelling of the face, fingers, or lower legs
  • trouble with breathing
  • unusual tiredness or weakness
  • vomiting
  • weight gain
Incidence not known
  • Abdominal or stomach pain
  • bloating of the abdomen or stomach
  • dark urine
  • light-colored stools
  • seizures
  • yellow eyes or skin

Some histrelin 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:

More common
  • Decrease in testicle size
  • feeling of warmth
  • local infection, irritation, pain, redness, or swelling on the skin where the implant was placed
  • redness of the face, neck, arms, and upper chest
  • sudden sweating
Less common
  • Decreased interest in sexual intercourse
  • difficulty having a bowel movement (stool)
  • flushing or redness of the skin
  • headache
  • inability to have or keep an erection
  • loss in sexual ability, desire, drive, or performance
  • sleeplessness
  • swelling of the breast or breast soreness in both females and males
  • trouble sleeping
  • unusually warm skin

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to histrelin: subcutaneous implant, subcutaneous kit

Genitourinary

Genitourinary side effects in pediatric patients have included breast tenderness, dysmenorrhea, gynecomastia, and, menorrhagia. Genitourinary side effects in cancer patients have included erectile dysfunction, gynecomastia, testicular atrophy, breast pain, breast tenderness, male genital pruritus, aggravated gynecomastia, and sexual dysfunction.

Local

Local side effects in pediatric patients have included implant site reaction, keloid scars, scars, suture related complications, application site pain, wound infection, erythema, and post procedural pain. Local side effects in cancer patients have included implant site reaction, bruising, pain/soreness/tenderness, erythema, and swelling. Postmarketing side effects have included implant breakage.

Nervous system

Nervous system side effects in pediatric patients have included headache, migraine, and mood swings. Nervous system side effects in cancer patients have included headache, dizziness, and tremor. Post marketing reports have included convulsions and seizures.

General

General side effects in pediatric patients have included feeling cold, benign pituitary tumor, increased weight, disease progression and influenza-like illness. General side effects in cancer patients have included feeling cold, lethargy, malaise, edema peripheral, pain, pain exacerbated, weakness, and weight decreased.

Dermatologic

Dermatologic side effects in pediatric patients have included pruritus. Dermatologic side effects in cancer patients have included contusion, hypotrichosis, night sweats, pruritus, and increased sweating.

Musculoskeletal

Musculoskeletal side effects in cancer patients have included arthralgia, back pain, back pain aggravated,
bone pain, muscle twitching, myalgia, neck pain, and pain in limbs.

Cardiovascular

Cardiovascular side effects in cancer patients have included palpitations, ventricular extrasystoles, stent occlusion, hematoma, and hot flashes.

Gastrointestinal

Gastrointestinal side effects in cancer patients have included abdominal discomfort, nausea, and constipation.

Hematologic

Hematologic side effects in cancer patients have included anemia.

Hepatic

Hepatic side effects in cancer patients have included hepatic disorder. Severe drug induced liver injury has been reported in association with histrelin (the active ingredient contained in Vantas)

Psychiatric

Psychiatric side effects in cancer patients have included depression and irritability.

Renal

Renal side effects in cancer patients have included renal calculus, dysuria, aggravated hematuria, aggravated renal failure, urinary frequency, aggravated urinary frequency, and urinary retention.

Respiratory

Respiratory side effects in cancer patients have included exertional dyspnea.

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