ANASTROZOLE Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • high blood pressure
  • trouble breathing
  • chest pain
  • a broken bone

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • depression
  • throat irritation
  • dry mouth
  • irritation of the stomach or intestines
  • arthritis
  • joint pain
  • backache
  • osteoporosis, a condition of weak bones
  • bone pain
  • dizziness
  • difficulty sleeping
  • pain
  • a skin rash
  • temporary redness of face and neck
  • headache
  • cough
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • stomach cramps
  • a feeling of pins and needles on skin
  • generalized weakness
  • lymphedema, or swelling due to blockage of lymph nodes
  • drug-induced hot flashes

INFREQUENT side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • anemia
  • low levels of white blood cells
  • clouding of the lens of the eye called cataracts
  • angina, a type of chest pain
  • obstruction of a blood vessel by a blood clot
  • thrombophlebitis, an inflamed vein due to a blood clot

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • mood changes
  • carpal tunnel syndrome
  • a stuffy and runny nose
  • inflammation of the tissue lining the sinuses
  • indigestion
  • constipation
  • urinary tract infection
  • breast pain
  • vaginal discharge
  • vaginal dryness
  • bleeding not related to menstrual period
  • itching
  • hair loss
  • muscle pain
  • flu-like symptoms
  • excessive sweating
  • weight gain
  • pelvic pain
  • vulvovaginitis, an inflammation or infection of the vagina and vulva

RARE side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • a low supply of oxygen rich blood to the heart
  • inflammation of the liver called hepatitis
  • erythema multiforme, a type of allergic skin reaction
  • a skin disorder with blistering and peeling skin called Stevens-Johnson syndrome
  • hives
  • high amount of bilirubin in the blood
  • a significant type of allergic reaction called anaphylaxis
  • a type of allergic reaction called angioedema
  • a yellowing of the eyes or skin from buildup of bilirubin called jaundice

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • high cholesterol
  • high amount of calcium in the blood
  • confusion
  • drowsiness
  • abnormal liver function tests
  • trigger finger

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