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You are here : 3-RX.com > Drugs & Medications > Detailed Drug Information (USP DI) > Fulvestrant : Side Effects

Fulvestrant (Systemic)

Brand Names : Faslodex

Fulvestrant | 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

        Bloating or swelling of face, arms, hands, lower legs, or feet; rapid weight gain; tingling of hands or feet; unusual weight gain or loss

    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 ; bladder pain; bloody or cloudy urine; body aches or pain; bone pain; burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles" , or tingling feelings; chest pain; chills; congestion; cough, increased ; diarrhea ; difficult, burning, or painful urination; difficult or labored breathing; difficulty having a bowel movement (stool); discouragement; dizziness; dryness or soreness of throat; feeling faint, dizzy, or light-headedness; feeling of warmth or heat; feeling sad or empty; fever; flushing or redness of skin, especially on face and neck; frequent urge to urinate; general feeling of discomfort or illness; headache; hoarseness; injection site pain; irritability; joint pain; lack or loss of appetite; lack or loss of strength; loss of interest or pleasure; lower back or side pain; muscle aches and pains; nausea; pain; pelvic pain ; runny nose; shivering; shortness of breath; skin rash ; sleeplessness; sore throat; stomach pain; sweating; tender, swollen glands in neck; tightness in chest; trouble concentrating; trouble in swallowing; trouble sleeping; unable to sleep; unusual tiredness or weakness; voice changes; vomiting; wheezing

      Less common

        Difficulty in moving; fear; muscle pain or stiffness; nervousness; pain, swelling, or redness in joints; pale skin; troubled breathing with exertion; unusual bleeding or bruising


      Black, tarry stools; feeling of constant movement of self or surroundings; muscle aching or cramping; muscle pains or stiffness; pain in chest, groin, or legs, especially the calves; sensation of spinning; severe, sudden headache; slurred speech; sores, ulcers, or white spots on lips or in mouth; sudden, unexplained shortness of breath; sudden loss of coordination; sudden, severe weakness or numbness in arm or leg; swollen joints; vaginal bleeding ; vision changes

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

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