ELIGARD Side Effects

Many men experience side effects during hormonal therapies. It’s important to understand these side effects and ways to help manage the ones that are most common. This information doesn’t replace the advice of your doctor; be sure to talk to your doctor about any side effects you have or lifestyle changes you make during treatment.

Side Effect

Tip for managing

Hot flashes

Hot flashes may feel like a sudden rush of warmth in the face, neck, chest, and back. They may last a few seconds to hours.

Talk to your doctor if you have hot flashes. He or she may be able to recommend something to help.

Fatigue (tiredness)

Fatigue can feel like extreme tiredness, exhaustion, depression, or even having a hard time concentrating. There are many causes of fatigue, including inactivity, poor sleep, and side effects from drugs like ELIGARD.

You can do many easy things to cope with fatigue:

  • Talk to your doctor to determine the cause
  • Get enough rest
  • Don’t push yourself
  • Take short walks and exercise, if possible
  • Eat foods that help with energy
  • Try stress-relieving activities


You may get lightheaded when blood vessels in the brain dilate (expand). Alcohol, excitement, high temperatures, hyperventilation (breathing too fast), and certain medicines can also cause dizziness.

Call your doctor if you feel any of the following, which may be a side effect or possibly something more serious:

  • Faint
  • Giddy
  • Light-headed

You may experience other side effects and should always tell your doctor about how you are feeling when receiving hormonal therapy. Additional side effects have been reported with ELIGARD. Please see additional Important Safety Information for ELIGARD.