Progestin Hormone Therapy for Endometrial Cancer
Progestin hormone therapy can cause side effects, including:
- Nausea or vomiting.
- Mild shortness of breath.
- Hot flashes or sweating.
- Decreased sex drive.
Serious side effects are rare but may include:
- An Reference allergic reaction Opens New Window.
- Sudden severe headache.
- Changes in eyesight.
- Numbness or swelling in an arm or leg.
Progestin hormone therapy is also used as an appetite stimulant. You may experience an increased appetite, which could result in weight gain.
See Drug Reference for a full list of side effects. (Drug Reference is not available in all systems.)
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: November 29, 2010|
|Medical Review:||Reference Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Ross Berkowitz, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology