What are the side effects of choriogonadotropin alfa injection?

An anaphylactic allergic reaction may occur when you receive an choriogonadotropin alfa injection, which may cause swelling of your face, lips, tongue, and throat making it difficult to breathe. Other allergic side effects include hives or a rash. Choriogonadotropin alfa can cause other severe side effects such as bloating or swelling in the stomach or pelvic area, breast pain, chest pain, infrequent urination, irregular heartbeat, leg pain, persistent or severe nausea, vomiting or diarrhea, severe pelvic pain, stomach pain, sudden shortness of breath, and weight gain. Get emergency medical help if you experience any of these symptoms. Less severe symptoms include nausea, vomiting, hiccups, swelling, pain, bruising, or redness where the needle was injected, genital herpes, body pain, fever, headache and hot flashes. Choriogonadotropin alfa can make you dizzy and lightheaded. See a doctor if these side effects bother you or persist.

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