What are the side effects of Saizen?

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The most common side effects for Saizen (somatropin) include:

  • headaches
  • mild swelling in your hands or feet
  • mild flu-like symptoms
  • muscle joint pain
  • numbness
  • nausea
  • nerve tingling
  • a runny or stuffy nose and trouble sleeping

More severe side effects may include:

  • chest pain
  • hives
  • rash
  • itching
  • difficulty breathing
  • tightness in your chest
  • swelling of the face, mouth, tongue or lips
  • body stiffness and/or pain
  • burning, itching, tingling or numbness in the palm of the hand, wrist or fingers
  • a change in the appearance or size of a mole
  • a constant feeling of need to empty your bowels
  • curvature of your spine
  • ear infection
  • depression
  • an excessive thirst or hunger
  • fever
  • fast heartbeat
  • frequent urination
  • nausea
  • infection
  • severe swelling of the hand, ankles, legs or feet
  • severe, persistent or unusual headaches; abdominal or stomach pain
  • vomiting
  • visual changes

Immediately seek medical attention if these symptoms occur. Various prescription and nonprescription medications, vitamins and herbs may also negatively interact with Saizen and trigger serious side effects. You should talk with your doctor about all of your health concerns before receiving Saizen.