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Delatestryl Side Effects

Side Effects to Report

Some side effects with Delatestryl are potentially serious and should be reported to your healthcare provider right away. These include but are not limited to:
  • Any development of male characteristics in women, such as:
    • Deepening voice
    • Enlargement of the clitoris
    • Acne
    • Body or facial hair growth
    • Menstrual changes
    • Rapid weight gain
    • Shortness of breath
    • Fluid retention
  • Infertility
  • Signs of liver damage, such as yellow eyes or skin (jaundice)
  • Increased bruising or bleeding
  • Symptoms of high blood calcium levels (hypercalcemia), such as:
    • Constipation, nausea, or vomiting
    • Muscle achiness or weakness
    • Kidney stones
    • Abdominal (stomach) pain or side pain
    • Confusion or lethargy
    • Increased thirst and frequent urination
  • Signs of an allergic reaction, such as:
    • An unexplained rash
    • Hives
    • Itching
    • Swelling of the mouth or throat
    • Wheezing
    • Difficulty breathing.
It is important for women using Delatestryl to report any signs of virilization (development of male characteristics) to their healthcare providers right away. If the medication is stopped soon, the virilization may be at least partially reversible.
However, if Delatestryl is stopped later, the virilization may be permanent. You and your healthcare provider may decide for you to keep taking the drug, despite virilization, if the benefits to you are significant.
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