Goserelin Acetate Implant Side Effects

Headaches, hot flushes, and mood changes are some of the most common side effects with goserelin acetate implants. Most reactions to this prescription medicine tend to be minor and easily treated. However, you should notify your healthcare provider if you develop potentially serious problems, such as chest pain; blood in the urine; or a sudden, severe headache.

An Introduction to Side Effects of Goserelin Acetate Implants

Just like any medicine, the goserelin acetate implant (Zoladex®) can cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses the medication will have problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider.
 
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with the goserelin acetate implant. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)
 

Serious Goserelin Acetate Implant Side Effects

Some goserelin acetate implant side effects are potentially serious and should be reported immediately to your healthcare provider. These include but are not limited to:
 
  • Blood in the urine or stool
  • Difficulty urinating or the inability to urinate
  • Persistent or extreme pain
  • Mood changes, such as:
 
 
  • Abnormal thinking, such as seeing, hearing, or believing things that aren't real
  • Chest pain (angina)
  • Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm, or leg
  • Confusion
  • Coordination or balance problems
  • A sudden, severe headache
  • Vision problems
  • Fluid retention (swelling) in your legs, ankles, or feet
  • An irregular, rapid, or forcefully beating heart
  • Severe tingling, pricking, or numbness of the legs or feet
  • Easy bruising
  • Fatigue or weakness, shortness of breath, pale skin, and headaches, which may be signs of anemia
  • High or low blood pressure
  • Changes in blood sugar levels or signs of diabetes, such as:
 
    • Frequent urination
    • Increased thirst
    • Blurred vision
    • Fatigue
    • Weight loss
 
  • Signs of an allergic reaction, such as:
 
    • Hives
    • Itching
    • Unexplained swelling of the mouth or throat
    • Wheezing
    • Difficulty breathing or swallowing.
 
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