What are the side effects of Serostim?

The most common side effects of Serostim are mild and include enlarged breasts, headaches, swelling in your extremities, pain in your muscles or joints, nausea, tingling feelings and numbness. Tell your doctor about these side effects if they bother you or won't go away. Call your doctor right away if you experience serious side effects, including pain or stiffness, chest pain, curvature of your spine, depression, ear infections, fever, rapid heart rate, infection, nausea, frequent urination or feeling like you have to empty your bowels frequently. You should also call your doctor right away if you experience any of the following:
- burning, tingling, itching or numbness in your hand, fingers or wrist
- changes in the size or appearance of moles
- excessive hunger or thirst
- consistent swelling in your extremities
- stomach pain
- vomiting
- vision changes
- difficulty breathing
- persistent coughing
- seizures
- difficulty breathing during sleep
You may develop carpal tunnel syndrome while taking Serostim. Call 911 for emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction to Serostim, such as a rash, hives, itching, chest tightness and swelling of your face, lips, tongue or throat.

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