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Decapeptyl Side Effects

Common Decapeptyl Side Effects


The most commonly reported Decapeptyl side effects (click to view or check a box to report):

Off Label Use (2)
Osteonecrosis (2)
Overdose (2)
Wheezing (1)
Candidiasis (1)
Tooth Extraction (1)
Skin Odour Abnormal (1)
Prostate Cancer Recurrent (1)
Renal Failure (1)
Back Pain (1)
Stomatitis (1)
Maternal Exposure Before Pregnancy (1)
Wound Debridement (1)
Actinomycosis (1)
Angina Pectoris (1)
Prinzmetal Angina (1)
Pregnancy (1)
Malignant Neoplasm Progression (1)
Pain In Jaw (1)
Bone Pain (1)

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If you or someone in your family has experienced a serious side effect to a health product, you are encouraged to report the experience to your health care professional (e.g. physician, pharmacist). You could also complete a copy of the side effect reporting form or report your side effect to FDA.

Side effects reports are analyzed to discover potential health product safety signals. Some important reactions may take an extremely long time to develop or occur infrequently. Continued monitoring of adverse reactions is thus essential to maintain a comprehensive safety and effectiveness profile of health products.

Decapeptyl Side Effects Reported to FDA

The following Decapeptyl reports list potential signals of serious risks and new safety information that were identified using the FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS).
FAERS is a database that contains information on adverse event and medication errors reports submitted to FDA by healthcare professionals (such as physicians, pharmacists, nurses and others), consumers (such as patients, family members, layers and others) and manufacturers.


The appearance of Decapeptyl on this list does not mean that FDA has concluded that the drug has the listed risk. It means that FDA has identified a potential safety issue, but it does not mean that FDA has found a causal relationship between the drug and the listed risk.
Maternal Exposure Before Pregnancy, Cystosarcoma Phyllodes
This is a report of a 41-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from ITALY, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: in vitro fertilisation, who was treated with Decapeptyl /00975902/ (decapeptyl) (not Specified) (dosage: NA, start time: NS), combined with:
  • Gonasi Hp (gonasi Hp) (not Specified)
  • Menopur
  • Gonal-f
  • Progesterone (50 Mg Im, Intramusular)
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s). The consumer presented with:
  • Maternal Exposure Before Pregnancy
  • Cystosarcoma Phyllodes
which developed after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Decapeptyl /00975902/ (decapeptyl) (not Specified) treatment in female patients, resulting in maternal exposure before pregnancy side effect.

Wheezing, Dyspnoea, Fear
This report suggests a potential Decapeptyl Wheezing, Dyspnoea, Fear side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 80-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from UNITED KINGDOM was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA and used Decapeptyl (dosage: NA) starting Oct 01, 2011. Soon after starting Decapeptyl the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Wheezing
  • Dyspnoea
  • Fear
Drugs used concurrently:
  • Decadron
  • Mst (magnesium Salicylate)
  • Moviprep
Although Decapeptyl demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as wheezing, may still occur.

Prostate Cancer Recurrent, Off Label Use, Overdose
This Prostate Cancer Recurrent, Off Label Use, Overdose problem was reported by a physician from FRANCE. A male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA. On Jun 29, 2011 this consumer started treatment with Decapeptyl (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Clopidogrel
  • Nizoral
  • Hydrocortisone
When commencing Decapeptyl, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects:
  • Prostate Cancer Recurrent
  • Off Label Use
  • Overdose
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as prostate cancer recurrent, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.

Off Label Use, Cardiac Fibrillation, Renal Failure, Overdose
This is a report of a 82-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from FRANCE. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: prostate cancer and was treated with Decapeptyl (dosage: NA) starting NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Hydrocortisone
  • Nizoral
Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following side effects:
  • Off Label Use
  • Cardiac Fibrillation
  • Renal Failure
  • Overdose
The patient was hospitalized. This opens a possibility that Decapeptyl treatment could cause the above reactions, including off label use, and some male subjects may be more susceptible.


Prinzmetal Angina
A 66-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from FRANCE with the following symptoms/conditions: NA started Decapeptyl - Slow Release treatment (dosage: 12.25 Mg Every 3 Months) on Nov 01, 2010. Soon after starting Decapeptyl - Slow Release treatment, the subject experienced various side effects, including:
  • Prinzmetal Angina
Concurrently used drugs:
  • Taxotere (120 Mg, Cyclic , Every 3 Weeks)
  • Estracyt (140 Mg, 2x/day)
The patient was hospitalized. This finding indicates that some male patients could be more vulnerable to Decapeptyl - Slow Release.

Angina Pectoris
A 73-year-old male patient from FRANCE (weight: NA) experienced symptoms, such as: NA and was treated with Decapeptyl(dosage: Quarterly). The treatment was initiated on NS. After that a consumer reported the following side effect(s):
  • Angina Pectoris
Concurrently used drugs, which potentially could have contributed to side effect(s) or affected Decapeptyl efficacy:
  • Bisoprolol
  • Kardegic
  • Actifed (Two To Three Tablets)
  • Actifed (Two To Three Tablets)
  • Clopidogrel
  • Atorvastatin Calcium
The patient was hospitalized.

Osteonecrosis, Pain In Jaw, Skin Odour Abnormal, Wound Debridement
In this report, Decapeptyl - Slow Release was administered for the following condition: NA.A 72-year-old male consumer from FRANCE (weight: NA) started Decapeptyl - Slow Release treatment (dosage: 11.25 Mg, Q3mo) on NS.Sometime after starting the treatment, the patient complained of the following side effect(s):
  • Osteonecrosis
  • Pain In Jaw
  • Skin Odour Abnormal
  • Wound Debridement
A possible interaction with other drugs could have contributed to this reaction:
  • Celectol (200 Mg Daily)
  • Burinex (1 Mg Daily)
  • Aprovel (300 Mg Daily)
  • Vasten (1 Df Daily)
  • Zometa (Unk, Unk)
Establishing a causal relationship between a specific drug and consumer's side effects is complex, but it is possible that in this report Decapeptyl - Slow Release treatment could be related to the listed above side effect(s).

Actinomycosis, Back Pain, Bone Pain, Candidiasis, Fistula, Malignant Neoplasm Progression, Osteonecrosis, Stomatitis, Tooth Extraction
This is a report of the following Decapeptyl side effect(s):
  • Actinomycosis
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Pain
  • Candidiasis
  • Fistula
  • Malignant Neoplasm Progression
  • Osteonecrosis
  • Stomatitis
  • Tooth Extraction
A 63-year-old male patient from BELGIUM (weight: NA) presented with the following condition: NA and received a treatment with Decapeptyl (dosage: NA) starting: Aug 01, 2006.The following concurrently used drugs could have generated interactions:
  • Androcur (Unk, Unk)
The patient was hospitalized.This report suggests that a Decapeptyl treatment could be associated with the listed above side effect(s).



Top 10 Decapeptyl Side Effects for Women

Women Side EffectsReports
Cystosarcoma Phyllodes 1
Maternal Exposure Before Pregnancy 1
Pregnancy 1

Top 10 Decapeptyl Side Effects for Men

Men Side EffectsReports
Off Label Use 2
Osteonecrosis 2
Overdose 2
Actinomycosis 1
Angina Pectoris 1
Back Pain 1
Bone Pain 1
Candidiasis 1
Cardiac Fibrillation 1
Dyspnoea 1

Keep Track of Side Effects

Note Your Observations

It is really important to keep of your symptoms, right from the time you start a new medicine. You can do it any way you prefer: in a notebook, in a computer file or using our online tool. You should also note down any other medicines you are taking at the same time, because there could be an interaction between these medicines.

Why Your Notes are Important

Your notes could be helpful in several ways:

  • You can use them to remind you of details that may alert your health care professional(s) to a problem
  • You will have a record to refer to in the future, in case you are ever prescribed the same medicine again

  • Log Form

    You can use the following log form to write down important information, like the date and time you experienced a side effect and your symptoms, how strong the symptoms were, and any other medicines you were using.

    Medicine Name and Dosage:
    Side Effects Scale Date & Time Other Medicine(s) or Treatment(s)
    Scale: 1 = very mild to 10 = very bad

    You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.


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