EXEMESTANE Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • a decreased number of lymphocytes in the blood
  • high blood pressure
  • trouble breathing

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

  • hair loss
  • joint pain
  • difficulty sleeping
  • low energy
  • flu-like symptoms
  • excessive sweating
  • pain
  • decreased appetite
  • headache
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • intense abdominal pain
  • drug-induced hot flashes

INFREQUENT side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • an infection
  • a heart attack
  • angina, a type of chest pain
  • a low supply of oxygen rich blood to the heart
  • obstruction of a blood vessel by a blood clot
  • a common cold
  • inflammation of the tissue lining the sinuses
  • bronchitis
  • polyps of the lining of the uterus or the endometrium
  • overgrowth of the uterine lining
  • osteoporosis, a condition of weak bones
  • visible water retention
  • high amount of bilirubin in the blood
  • swollen lymph nodes
  • chest pain
  • a broken bone

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

  • confusion
  • carpal tunnel syndrome
  • a change in vision
  • throat irritation
  • a stuffy and runny nose
  • indigestion
  • constipation
  • skin inflammation
  • itching
  • joint damage causing pain and loss of function
  • backache
  • muscle pain
  • pain in the arms or legs
  • cramps
  • bone pain
  • dizziness
  • fever
  • numbness
  • a skin rash
  • increased hunger
  • cough
  • diarrhea
  • a feeling of pins and needles on skin
  • generalized weakness
  • anxious feelings

RARE side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • heart failure
  • a stomach ulcer
  • inflammation of the liver called hepatitis
  • abnormal liver function tests
  • inflammation of the liver with stoppage of bile flow
  • a type of skin disorder called acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis

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

  • hives
  • trigger finger

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