FEMARA Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects

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

    • joint pain
    • dizziness
    • excessive sweating
    • visible water retention
    • temporary redness of face and neck
    • weight gain
    • headache
    • nausea
    • generalized weakness
    • drug-induced hot flashes

    INFREQUENT side effects

    If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

    • high blood pressure
    • a heart attack
    • the flu
    • osteoporosis, a condition of weak bones
    • decreased calcification or density of bone
    • trouble breathing
    • a broken bone

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

    • constipation
    • breast pain
    • itching
    • hair loss
    • arthritis
    • backache
    • muscle pain
    • pain in the arms or legs
    • bone pain
    • drowsiness
    • difficulty sleeping
    • low energy
    • a skin rash
    • weight loss
    • cough
    • vomiting
    • diarrhea
    • stomach cramps
    • pain in the muscles or bones
    • anxious feelings
    • vulvovaginal dryness

    RARE side effects

    If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

    • low levels of white blood cells
    • a stroke
    • obstruction of a blood vessel by a blood clot
    • inflammation of the liver called hepatitis
    • an ovarian cyst
    • overgrowth of the uterine lining
    • erythema multiforme, a type of allergic skin reaction
    • a skin disorder with blistering and peeling skin called toxic epidermal necrolysis
    • a skin disorder with blistering and peeling skin called Stevens-Johnson syndrome
    • abnormal liver function tests
    • a significant type of allergic reaction called anaphylaxis
    • a type of allergic reaction called angioedema
    • a hypersensitivity reaction to a drug

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

    • carpal tunnel syndrome
    • clouding of the lens of the eye called cataracts
    • dry mouth
    • vaginal discharge
    • dry skin
    • memory loss
    • taste impairment
    • decreased appetite
    • increased hunger
    • heart throbbing or pounding
    • nervousness
    • abnormal sensations of the skin
    • trigger finger

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