Femara Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

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COMMON side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • Dizziness
  • Drug-Induced Hot Flashes
  • Excessive Sweating
  • Generalized Weakness
  • Head Pain
  • High Cholesterol
  • Joint Pain
  • Nausea
  • Temporary Redness Of Face And Neck
  • Visible Water Retention
  • Weight Gain

INFREQUENT side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • A Broken Bone
  • A Heart Attack
  • Decreased Calcification Or Density Of Bone
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Osteoporosis, A Condition Of Weak Bones
  • The Flu
  • Trouble Breathing

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • A Skin Rash
  • Anxious Feelings
  • Arthritis
  • Backache
  • Bleeding Not Related To Menstrual Period
  • Bone Pain
  • Breast Pain
  • Chest Pain
  • Constipation
  • Cough
  • Depression
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty Sleeping
  • Drowsiness
  • Fluid Retention In The Legs, Feet, Arms Or Hands
  • Hair Loss
  • Itching
  • Low Energy
  • Muscle Pain
  • Pain In The Arms Or Legs
  • Pain In The Muscles Or Bones
  • Stomach Cramps
  • Vomiting
  • Vulvovaginal Dryness
  • Weight Loss

RARE side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • A Hypersensitivity Reaction To A Drug
  • A Significant Type Of Allergic Reaction Called Anaphylaxis
  • A Skin Disorder With Blistering And Peeling Skin Called Stevens-Johnson Syndrome
  • A Skin Disorder With Blistering And Peeling Skin Called Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis
  • A Stroke
  • A Type Of Allergic Reaction Called Angioedema
  • Abnormal Liver Function Tests
  • An Ovarian Cyst
  • Erythema Multiforme, A Type Of Allergic Skin Reaction
  • Inflammation Of The Liver Called Hepatitis
  • Low Levels Of White Blood Cells
  • Obstruction Of A Blood Vessel By A Blood Clot
  • Overgrowth Of The Uterine Lining

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • Abnormal Sensations Of The Skin
  • Blurred Vision
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Clouding Of The Lens Of The Eye Called Cataracts
  • Decreased Appetite
  • Dry Mouth
  • Dry Skin
  • Heart Throbbing Or Pounding
  • Hives
  • Increased Hunger
  • Memory Loss
  • Nervousness
  • Taste Impairment
  • Trigger Finger
  • Urinary Tract Infection
  • Vaginal Discharge

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