Thyrotropin alpha Side Effects
Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Nov 23, 2020.
For the Consumer
Applies to thyrotropin alpha: intramuscular solution reconstituted
What are some side effects that I need to call my doctor about right away?
WARNING/CAUTION: Even though it may be rare, some people may have very bad and sometimes deadly side effects when taking a drug. Tell your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of the following signs or symptoms that may be related to a very bad side effect:
- Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing, swallowing, or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
- Weakness on 1 side of the body, trouble speaking or thinking, change in balance, drooping on one side of the face, or blurred eyesight.
What are some other side effects of this drug?
All drugs may cause side effects. However, many people have no side effects or only have minor side effects. Call your doctor or get medical help if any of these side effects or any other side effects bother you or do not go away:
These are not all of the side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, call your doctor. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-332-1088. You may also report side effects at https://www.fda.gov/medwatch.
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to thyrotropin alpha: intramuscular powder for injection
Common (1% to 10%): Fatigue
Postmarketing reports: Stroke, transient influenza-like symptoms (less than 48 hours, including fever over 100F, chills/shivering, myalgia/arthralgia, fatigue/asthenia/malaise, respiratory signs/symptoms), enlargement of residual thyroid tissue or metastases
Very common (10% or more): Nausea (11%)
Postmarketing reports: Injection site reactions (including pain, erythema, bruising, pruritus)
Common (1% to 10%): Headache[Ref]
1. "Product Information. Thyrogen (thyrotropin alpha)." Genzyme Corporation, Cambridge, MA.
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Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.