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Anastrozole (Systemic)

Brand Names : Arimidex

Anastrozole | Before Using | Proper Use | Precautions | Side Effects

Side Effects of This Medicine

Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

    Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

    More common

      Chest pain; shortness of breath; swelling of feet or lower legs

    Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur:

      Less common

        Cough or hoarseness; difficult or painful urination; dizziness, severe; fever or chills; headache, continuing; increased blood pressure; lower back or side pain; pain, tenderness, bluish color, or swelling of foot or leg; sore throat; sudden shortness of breath; unusual tiredness or weakness; vaginal bleeding (unexpected and heavy)

Other side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. However, check with your doctor if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome:

    More common

      Back pain; body aches or pain; bone pain; congestion; constipation; cough; diarrhea; dizziness; dry mouth; dryness or soreness of throat; feeling of warmth; fever; flushing or redness of skin, especially on face and neck; headache; hoarseness; hot flashes; increased appetite; loss of appetite and weoght loss; mood or mental changes; nausea or vomiting; pain, general; pelvic pain; runny nose; skin rash; stomach pain; sweating; tender, swollen glands in neck; trouble in swallowing; voice changes; weakness

    Less common

      Anxiety and confusion; breast pain; chills; cough or a cough producing mucus; diarrhea; difficulty breathing; dryness of the vagina; fever; general feeling of discomfort or illness; headache; itching of skin; joint pain; loss of appetite; loss of hair; muscle pain; nausea; nervousness; numbness or tingling of hands or feet; shivering; shortness of breath; sleepiness or unusual drowsiness; sore throat; stuffyor runny nose; sweating; tightness in chest; trouble sleeping or sleeplessness; unusual tiredness or weakness; vaginal dryness; vomiting; weight gain; wheezing

Other side effects not listed above may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your health care professional.

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