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What are the side effects of danazol?

Like most medications, danazol may cause a variety of side effects in some people. Some of the more common side effects include acne or oily skin, acne, sweating, hair loss, voice changes (hoarseness or change in pitch or tone) and weight gain. Other common side effects may include changes in menstruation, changes in semen or sperm count, decreased breast size and vaginal dryness. Women taking danazol may develop male characteristics, including facial hair growth, enlarged clitoris and a deepening voice. Nervousness and other emotional problems may also be a side effect of taking danazol.  In some cases, more severe side effects may occur as a result of taking danazol. Symptoms of allergic reactions (such as hives, swelling of the face or mouth and difficulty breathing) may occur. Side effects like dizziness, fainting, headaches, weakness on one side of the body, swelling, vision changes, slurred speech, stomach pain, arm or leg pain, chest pain, breathing problems, yellowing of the skin, or darkened urine may indicate a serious problem like a stroke or dangerously-high pressure in your head. Get immediate medical attention if you notice these or any other side effects while taking danazol.

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