Femara Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • Dizzy
  • Drug-Induced Hot Flash
  • Excessive Sweating
  • Feel Like Throwing Up
  • Feeling Weak
  • Head Pain
  • High Cholesterol
  • Joint Pain
  • Temporary Redness Of Face And Neck
  • Visible Water Retention
  • Weight Gain

INFREQUENT side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • Broken Bone
  • Decreased Calcification Or Density Of Bone
  • Heart Attack
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Osteoporosis
  • The Flu
  • Trouble Breathing

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • Arthritis
  • Backache
  • Bleeding Not Related To Menstrual Period
  • Bone Pain
  • Breast Tenderness
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Trouble Sleeping
  • Constipation
  • Cough
  • Depression
  • Diarrhea
  • Drowsiness
  • Feeling Anxious
  • Fluid Retention In The Legs, Feet, Arms Or Hands
  • Hair Loss
  • Itching
  • Low Energy
  • Muscle Or Bone Pain
  • Muscle Pain
  • Pain In Arms Or Legs
  • Rash
  • Stomach Cramps
  • Throwing Up
  • Vulvovaginal Dryness
  • Weight Loss

RARE side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • Abnormal Liver Function Tests
  • Decreased White Blood Cells
  • Erythema Multiforme
  • Giant Hives
  • Hepatitis
  • Hypersensitivity Drug Reaction
  • Life Threatening Allergic Reaction
  • Obstruction Of A Blood Vessel By A Blood Clot
  • Ovarian Cyst
  • Overgrowth Of The Uterine Lining
  • Stevens-Johnson Syndrome
  • Stroke
  • Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • Abnormal Sensations Of The Skin
  • Blurred Vision
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cataracts
  • Discharge From The Vagina
  • Dry Mouth
  • Dry Skin
  • Heart Throbbing Or Pounding
  • Hives
  • Increased Hunger
  • Loss Of Appetite
  • Loss Of Memory
  • Nervous
  • Taste Problems
  • Trigger Finger
  • Urinary Tract Infection

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