Arimidex Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • Broken Bone
  • Chest Pain
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Trouble Breathing

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • Arthritis
  • Backache
  • Bone Pain
  • Chronic Trouble Sleeping
  • Cough
  • Depression
  • Diarrhea
  • Dizzy
  • Drug-Induced Hot Flash
  • Dry Mouth
  • Feel Like Throwing Up
  • Feeling Weak
  • Fluid Retention In The Legs, Feet, Arms Or Hands
  • Head Pain
  • Irritation Of The Stomach Or Intestines
  • Joint Pain
  • Lymphedema
  • Numbness And Tingling
  • Osteoporosis
  • Pain
  • Rash
  • Stomach Cramps
  • Temporary Redness Of Face And Neck
  • Throat Irritation
  • Throwing Up

INFREQUENT side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • Anemia
  • Angina
  • Blood Clot In Vein
  • Cataracts
  • Decreased White Blood Cells
  • Obstruction Of A Blood Vessel By A Blood Clot

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • Bleeding Not Related To Menstrual Period
  • Breast Tenderness
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Constipation
  • Discharge From The Vagina
  • Excessive Sweating
  • Flu-Like Symptoms
  • Hair Loss
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammation Of The Nose
  • Inflammation Or Infection Of Vagina And Vulva
  • Itching
  • Mood Changes
  • Muscle Pain
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Sinus Irritation And Congestion
  • Urinary Tract Infection
  • Vaginal Dryness
  • Weight Gain

RARE side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • Disease Of Inadequate Blood Flow To The Heart Muscle
  • Erythema Multiforme
  • Giant Hives
  • Hepatitis
  • High Amount Of Bilirubin In The Blood
  • Hives
  • Life Threatening Allergic Reaction
  • Stevens-Johnson Syndrome
  • Yellowing Of Skin Or Eyes From Liver Problems

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • Abnormal Liver Function Tests
  • Confused
  • Drowsiness
  • High Amount Of Calcium In The Blood
  • High Cholesterol
  • Trigger Finger

Selected from data included with permission and copyrighted by First Databank, Inc. This copyrighted material has been downloaded from a licensed data provider and is not for distribution, except as may be authorized by the applicable terms of use.

CONDITIONS OF USE: The information in this database is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of healthcare professionals. The information is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, drug interactions or adverse effects, nor should it be construed to indicate that use of a particular drug is safe, appropriate or effective for you or anyone else. A healthcare professional should be consulted before taking any drug, changing any diet or commencing or discontinuing any course of treatment.