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Common Thyrogen Side Effects


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

Nausea (35)
Vomiting (17)
Headache (16)
Dizziness (14)
Confusional State (13)
Malaise (11)
Asthenia (11)
Diarrhoea (11)
Fatigue (10)
Anxiety (9)
Back Pain (9)
Presyncope (7)
Blood Thyroid Stimulating Hormone Decreased (7)
Abortion Spontaneous (7)
Hypotension (7)
Muscular Weakness (7)
Cough (6)
Dehydration (6)
Palpitations (6)
Loss Of Consciousness (6)

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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.

Thyrogen Side Effects Reported to FDA



Thyrogen Side Effect Report#9906199
Parotitis, Swelling, Tenderness, Central Nervous System Lesion, Intracranial Pressure Increased, Vomiting, Nausea, Pain
This is a report of a female patient (weight: NA) from IN, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: therapeutic procedure,diabetes mellitus, who was treated with Thyrogen (dosage: NA, start time:
Dec 14, 2013), combined with:
  • Insulin (Dose:14 Unit(s))
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Parotitis, Swelling, Tenderness, Central Nervous System Lesion, Intracranial Pressure Increased, Vomiting, Nausea, Pain after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Thyrogen treatment in female patients, resulting in Parotitis side effect. The patient was hospitalized.
Thyrogen Side Effect Report#9846056
Loss Of Consciousness, White Blood Cell Count Decreased, Hepatic Failure, Jaundice, Gastroenteritis Viral, Fatigue
This report suggests a potential Thyrogen Loss Of Consciousness side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 43-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from ZA was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: diagnostic procedure and used Thyrogen (dosage: NA) starting
Dec 11, 2013. After starting Thyrogen the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Loss Of Consciousness, White Blood Cell Count Decreased, Hepatic Failure, Jaundice, Gastroenteritis Viral, FatigueAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Iodine
The patient was hospitalized. Although Thyrogen demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Loss Of Consciousness, may still occur.
Thyrogen Side Effect Report#9776016
Thyroglobulin Decreased, Blood Thyroid Stimulating Hormone Decreased
This Thyroglobulin Decreased problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 47-year-old male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: diagnostic procedure. On 201308 this consumer started treatment with Thyrogen (dosage: 0.9 Mg, Qd, 2 Doses On Day 01 And 02). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Thyrogen, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Thyroglobulin Decreased, Blood Thyroid Stimulating Hormone DecreasedAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Thyroglobulin Decreased, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Thyrogen Side Effect Report#9775970
Blood Thyroid Stimulating Hormone Decreased
This Blood Thyroid Stimulating Hormone Decreased side effect was reported by a physician from US. A 31-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA.The patient was prescribed Thyrogen (drug dosage: NA), which was initiated on
Nov 11, 2013. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Synthroid
.After starting to take Thyrogen the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Blood Thyroid Stimulating Hormone DecreasedThese side effects may potentially be related to Thyrogen.
Thyrogen Side Effect Report#9775968
Chest Pain
This is a report of a 27-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: diagnostic procedure, who was treated with Thyrogen (dosage: NA, start time:
Nov 11, 2013), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Chest Pain after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Thyrogen treatment in male patients, resulting in Chest Pain side effect.
Thyrogen Side Effect Report#9775966
Adverse Event, Cough
This report suggests a potential Thyrogen Adverse Event side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 41-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: diagnostic procedure and used Thyrogen (dosage: NA) starting
May 13, 2013. After starting Thyrogen the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Adverse Event, CoughAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA. Although Thyrogen demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Adverse Event, may still occur.
Thyrogen Side Effect Report#9775959
Fatigue, Malaise
This Fatigue problem was reported by a health professional from US. A 27-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA. On 2013 this consumer started treatment with Thyrogen (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Thyrogen, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Fatigue, MalaiseAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Fatigue, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Thyrogen Side Effect Report#9681386
Blood Thyroid Stimulating Hormone Decreased, Metastasis
This Blood Thyroid Stimulating Hormone Decreased side effect was reported by a physician from HR. A 37-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: diagnostic procedure,type 2 diabetes mellitus,hypothyroidism.The patient was prescribed Thyrogen (drug dosage: NA), which was initiated on
Oct 21, 2013. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Glucophage
  • Euthyrox
.After starting to take Thyrogen the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Blood Thyroid Stimulating Hormone Decreased, MetastasisThese side effects may potentially be related to Thyrogen.
Thyrogen Side Effect Report#9454075
Lip Swelling, Pruritus, Rash
This is a report of a 33-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from IT, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Thyrogen (dosage: 0.9 Mg (1 Amp), Qd, start time:
Jul 02, 2013), combined with:
  • Tirosint (125 Mcg, Unk)
  • Rivotril (0.5 Mg, Unk)
  • Cipralex (20 Mg, Unk)
  • Trimeton (10 Mg (1 Amp), Unk)
  • Deltacortene (25 Mg, Unk)
  • Ranidil (300 Mg, Unk)
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Lip Swelling, Pruritus, Rash after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Thyrogen treatment in female patients, resulting in Lip Swelling side effect. The patient was hospitalized.
Thyrogen Side Effect Report#9450472
Ecthyma
This report suggests a potential Thyrogen Ecthyma side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 62-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from FR was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA and used Thyrogen (dosage: 0.9 Mg, Unk (two Injections)) starting 201306. After starting Thyrogen the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: EcthymaAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • L-thyroxin (Unk)
  • Pritorplus (1 Df, Qd, 80 Mg / 25 Mg)
  • Nebilox (5 Mg, Qd)
  • Lercan (10 Mg, Qd)
  • Hyperium (1 Mg, Qd)
The patient was hospitalized. Although Thyrogen demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Ecthyma, may still occur.
Thyrogen Side Effect Report#9439931
Malaise, Hyperhidrosis, Vomiting
This Malaise problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from CA. A 72-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: therapeutic procedure. On
Jul 03, 2013 this consumer started treatment with Thyrogen (dosage: 0.9 Mg, Qd). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Thyrogen, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Malaise, Hyperhidrosis, VomitingAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Malaise, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Thyrogen Side Effect Report#9302934
Atrial Fibrillation
This Atrial Fibrillation side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from KR. A 52-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA.The patient was prescribed Thyrogen (drug dosage: 1 Vial, Once), which was initiated on
May 13, 2013. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Thyrogen the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Atrial FibrillationThese side effects may potentially be related to Thyrogen.
Thyrogen Side Effect Report#9274893
Thyroxine Increased, Swollen Tongue, Migraine, Burning Sensation
This is a report of a 56-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: diagnostic procedure, who was treated with Thyrogen (dosage: 0.9 Mg, Qd, start time:
Nov 24, 2010), combined with:
  • Levoxyl (112 Mcg, Qd)
  • Levoxyl (100 Mcg, Qd)
  • Levoxyl (112 Mcg, Qd)
  • Atenolol (50 Mg, Qd)
  • Fish Oil (Unk)
  • Triamterene And Hydrochlorothiazid (75/80 Qd)
  • Metformin (500 Mg, Qd)
  • Pravachol (80 Unk, Qd)
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Thyroxine Increased, Swollen Tongue, Migraine, Burning Sensation after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Thyrogen treatment in female patients, resulting in Thyroxine Increased side effect.
Thyrogen Side Effect Report#9263884
Hypercalcaemia, Paraesthesia
This report suggests a potential Thyrogen Hypercalcaemia side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 45-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from DE was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA and used Thyrogen (dosage: 2 Df; Unk) starting
Mar 23, 2013. After starting Thyrogen the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Hypercalcaemia, ParaesthesiaAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • A.t. 10 (20 Gtt, Qd)
  • Calcium (1000 Mg, Bid)
  • Calcium (Unk)
  • L-thyroxin (175 Mg, Qd)
  • Doxepin (50 Mg, Qd)
Although Thyrogen demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Hypercalcaemia, may still occur.
Thyrogen Side Effect Report#9218612
Atrial Fibrillation, Pleural Effusion, Pyrexia
This Atrial Fibrillation problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from JP. A 79-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: therapeutic procedure. On
Dec 03, 2012 this consumer started treatment with Thyrogen (dosage: 0.9 Mg, Qd). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Sodium Iodide (i131) (100 Mci, Unk)
  • Levothyroxine Sodium (75 Mcg, Qd)
  • Pitavastatin Calcium (2 Mg, Unk)
  • Milnacipran Hydrochloride (15 Mg, Unk)
  • Fludiazepam (15 Mg, Unk)
When using Thyrogen, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Atrial Fibrillation, Pleural Effusion, PyrexiaThe patient was hospitalized.Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Atrial Fibrillation, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Thyrogen Side Effect Report#9215939
Anxiety, Dyspnoea, Presyncope, Hypoxia, Pyrexia, Tremor, Nausea
This Anxiety side effect was reported by a physician from US. A 35-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: therapeutic procedure.The patient was prescribed Thyrogen (drug dosage: 0.9 Mg, Qd (arm)), which was initiated on
Mar 26, 2013. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Thyrogen the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Anxiety, Dyspnoea, Presyncope, Hypoxia, Pyrexia, Tremor, NauseaThese side effects may potentially be related to Thyrogen. The patient was hospitalized.
Thyrogen Side Effect Report#9146481
Nausea, Pain In Jaw, Jaw Disorder, Local Swelling
This is a report of a 46-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: thyroid cancer, who was treated with Thyrogen (dosage: 1 Mg 2 Times Only Im, start time:
Feb 25, 2013), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Nausea, Pain In Jaw, Jaw Disorder, Local Swelling after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Thyrogen treatment in female patients, resulting in Nausea side effect.
Thyrogen Side Effect Report#9058618
Syncope, Neuromyopathy, Speech Disorder, Muscular Weakness, Nausea, Vertigo, Fall, Hyperhidrosis
This report suggests a potential Thyrogen Syncope side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 33-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from FR was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA and used Thyrogen (dosage: Once) starting
Feb 04, 2013. After starting Thyrogen the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Syncope, Neuromyopathy, Speech Disorder, Muscular Weakness, Nausea, Vertigo, Fall, HyperhidrosisAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA. Although Thyrogen demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Syncope, may still occur.
Thyrogen Side Effect Report#8952754
Blood Thyroid Stimulating Hormone Decreased
This Blood Thyroid Stimulating Hormone Decreased problem was reported by a health professional from FR. A 53-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: thyroid cancer. On
Aug 19, 2012 this consumer started treatment with Thyrogen (dosage: 0.9 Mg, Qd). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Levothyrox (200 Mcg, Qd)
  • Cerazette (1 Df, Unk)
When using Thyrogen, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Blood Thyroid Stimulating Hormone DecreasedThe patient was hospitalized.Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Blood Thyroid Stimulating Hormone Decreased, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Thyrogen Side Effect Report#8952754
Blood Thyroid Stimulating Hormone Decreased
This Blood Thyroid Stimulating Hormone Decreased side effect was reported by a health professional from FR. A 53-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: diagnostic procedure.The patient was prescribed Thyrogen (drug dosage: 0.9 Mg, Qd), which was initiated on
Aug 19, 2012. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Levothyrox (200 Mcg, Qd)
  • Cerazette (1 Df, Unk)
.After starting to take Thyrogen the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Blood Thyroid Stimulating Hormone DecreasedThese side effects may potentially be related to Thyrogen. The patient was hospitalized.
Thyrogen Side Effect Report#8943590
Haemorrhage Intracranial
This is a report of a 38-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Thyrogen (dosage: 0.9 Mg, Unk, start time:
Nov 12, 2012), combined with:
  • Synthroid (150 Mcg, Unk)
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Haemorrhage Intracranial after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Thyrogen treatment in male patients, resulting in Haemorrhage Intracranial side effect.
Thyrogen Side Effect Report#8828607
Panic Attack, Labile Blood Pressure, Dysgeusia, Nightmare, Depressed Mood, Discomfort, Malaise
This report suggests a potential Thyrogen Panic Attack side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 59-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from AR was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA and used Thyrogen (dosage: 0.9 Mg, Qd (anatomical Location Buttock)) starting
Sep 23, 2012. After starting Thyrogen the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Panic Attack, Labile Blood Pressure, Dysgeusia, Nightmare, Depressed Mood, Discomfort, MalaiseAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Clonazepam (Unk)
  • Fluoxetine (Unk)
Although Thyrogen demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Panic Attack, may still occur.
Thyrogen Side Effect Report#8733341
Pregnancy, Abortion Spontaneous
This Pregnancy problem was reported by a physician from FR. A female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: diagnostic procedure. On
Jun 09, 2012 this consumer started treatment with Thyrogen (dosage: Unk, Qd). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Thyrogen, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Pregnancy, Abortion SpontaneousAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Pregnancy, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Thyrogen Side Effect Report#8386056-2
Asthenia, Myalgia, Malaise, Nausea
This Asthenia side effect was reported by a health professional from United States. A female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: diagnostic procedure.The patient was prescribed Thyrogen (drug dosage: 0.9 Mg, Qd), which was initiated on
Apr 09, 2012. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Spironolactone (25 Mg, Bid)
  • Fioricet (415 Mg,1-2,every 4 Hours Prn)
  • Carvedilol (6.25 Mg, Bid)
  • Levothyroxine Sodium (112 Mcg, Qd)
  • Tylenol (325 Mg, Prn)
.After starting to take Thyrogen the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Asthenia, Myalgia, Malaise, NauseaThese side effects may potentially be related to Thyrogen.
Thyrogen Side Effect Report#8339521-8
Nausea, Asthenia, Vomiting, Myalgia, Red Blood Cell Sedimentation Rate Increased, Malaise
This is a report of a female patient (weight: NA) from United States, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Thyrogen (dosage: 0.9 Mg, Qd, start time:
Mar 12, 2012), combined with:
  • Levothyroxine Sodium (200 Mcg, Qd)
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Nausea, Asthenia, Vomiting, Myalgia, Red Blood Cell Sedimentation Rate Increased, Malaise after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Thyrogen treatment in female patients, resulting in Nausea side effect. The patient was hospitalized.


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The appearance of Thyrogen 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.

What are common Thyrogen Side Effects for Women?

Women Side EffectsReports
Nausea 33
Headache 16
Vomiting 14
Dizziness 13
Confusional State 11
Malaise 10
Anxiety 9
Asthenia 9
Diarrhoea 9
Fatigue 8

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    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.

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    Thyrogen reports list potential signals of serious risks and new safety information that were identified using the FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS).
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    Thyrogen Safety Alerts, Active Ingredients, Usage Information

    NDC58468-0030
    TypeHUMAN PRESCRIPTION DRUG
    Proprietary NameThyrogen
    NameTHYROTROPIN ALFA
    Dosage FormINJECTION, POWDER, FOR SOLUTION
    RouteINTRAMUSCULAR
    On market since19981130
    LabelerGenzyme Corporation
    Active Ingredient(s)THYROTROPIN ALFA
    Strength(s)0.9
    Unit(s)mg/mL
    Pharma ClassThyroid Stimulating Hormone [EPC],Thyrotropin [Chemical/Ingredient]

    Thyrogen Dosage, Warnings, Usage.

    Side Effects reported to FDA: 162

    Thyrogen safety alerts: 2009

    Reported deaths: 8

    Reported hospitalizations: 91

    Genzyme Products, Marketed as Cerezyme, Fabrayzme, Myozyme, Aldurazyme, and Thyrogen

    Audience: Endocrinological and Genetics Medicine healthcare professionals

    [Posted 11/13/2009] FDA and Genzyme notified healthcare professionals about the potential for foreign particle contamination of several products that are used to treat rare, serious, and life-threatening diseases. The foreign particles include stainless steel fragments, non-latex rubber from the vial stopper, and fiber-like material from the manufacturing process and could potentially cause serious adverse events in patients. Cerezyme, Fabrazyme, Myozyme, and Thyrogen are supplied as lyophilized powders requiring reconstitution before administration; Aldurazyme is supplied as a liquid solution.

    Potential adverse events from IM administration of a contaminated product could include local pain, swelling and inflammation. Potential adverse reactions from IV administration of a product contaminated with foreign particles could be more serious, including damage to blood vessels or embolic events, and anaphylactic, allergic and immune-mediated reactions. It is also possible that the foreign particles could affect how well these products work.

    The Agency is acutely aware of the critical need for patients to have continued access to these important products. In reaching its decision to allow these products to continue to be marketed, FDA has carefully considered the potential for serious adverse events, the likelihood that the recommendations in this notice will significantly reduce the risk of administration of contaminated products, and the lack of FDA-approved therapeutic alternatives for these products. The FDA is actively investigating the nature of the contamination and seeking immediate implementation of corrective actions to mitigate the situation.

    [11/13/2009 - Information for Healthcare Professionals - FDA]

    [11/11/2009 - Dear Healthcare Professional Letter (Cerezyme, Fabrazyme, Myozyme, Aldurazyme) - Genzyme]

    [11/11/2009 - Dear Healthcare Professional Letter (Thyrogen) - Genzyme]

     

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