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Side effect(s) of Anastrozole

Read the side effects of Anastrozole as described in the medical literature. In case of any doubt consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Heart- Widening of blood vessels, hypertension, sudden cardiac death, blood clot in veins and insufficient blood supply to brain.

Central Nervous System- Lack of energy, mood disturbances, headache, depression, sleeplessness, dizziness, fainting, abnormal sensations, anxiety, increased tightness of muscle, slurred speech and fatigue.

Skin- Rash, sweating, redness of the skin, pain, burning, or tingling in the hands or feet, mucous membrane infection, hair thinning.

Eye and ENT- Inflammation of pharynx, difficulty swallowing or breathing, persistent cough and clouding of eye lenses.

Gastrointestinal- Stomach disturbances, nausea, loss of appetite, vomiting, abdominal pain, constipation, diarrhea, indigestion, gastrointestinal disorder and dry mouth.

Genitourinary- Breast pain, urinary tract infection, inflammation of vagina, breast neoplasm, vaginal bleeding, whitish or yellowish vaginal discharge and vaginal dryness.

Blood-Lymphatic- Lymph nodes swelling, decrease in hemoglobin, and white blood cells.

Liver- Increased level of liver enzymes and jaundice.

Hypersensitivity- Allergic reactions including hypersensitivity reaction, rapid swelling of the dermis and skin rash.

Metabolic-Nutritional- Edema, high blood cholesterol, increased levels of alkaline phosphatases and weight loss.

Musculoskeletal- Inflammation of joints, joint pain, back pain, bone pain, an increased risk of fracture, pelvic pain and muscle pain.

Respiratory-Difficulty in breathing, increased cough, sinus or sinusitis and inflammation of bronchus.

Miscellaneous- Bone weakness, hot flashes, pain, accidental injury, infection, chest pain, flu syndrome, cyst, neoplasm and tumor flare.

Other Precautions : * Monitor cholesterol levels and bone mineral density periodically.

Drug Name : Anastrozole

Anastrozole(rimidex) generic is a non-steroidal inhibitor used with other treatments, such as surgery or radiation, to treat early breast cancer in women who have experienced menopause. is also used in women, who have experienced menopause, as a first treatment of breast cancer that has spread within the breast or to other areas of the body. It is also used to treat breast cancer in women whose breast cancer has worsened after taking tamoxifen (Nolvadex).
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