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Side Effects of Anastrozole

Rare Side Effects of Anastrozole

Rare side effects of anastrozole occur in 3 to 7 percent of people taking the drug. Because these side effects are so uncommon, it can be difficult to tell whether they are actually caused by anastrozole or by factors unrelated to the medication.
Some of these rare side effects include, but are not limited to:
  • Flu-like symptoms (such as fever or chills)
  • Indigestion or heartburn
  • Unusual sensations, such as burning or tingling
  • Pelvic pain
  • Muscle pain
  • Sinus infection
  • Vaginal infection or inflammation
  • Cataracts
  • Dry mouth
  • Bronchitis
  • Sweating
  • Anemia
  • Thick, white vaginal discharge.

Final Thoughts on Side Effects of Anastrozole

It is possible that you may experience some or none of the anastrozole side effects listed in this article. Unfortunately, there is no way for your healthcare provider to know beforehand if you will have side effects from a medicine that you have never tried.
Therefore, make sure to let your healthcare provider know if you develop any side effects while taking anastrozole. Also, let your healthcare provider know if you develop something that "just does not seem right." While it may not be a side effect, your healthcare provider will be able to diagnose and treat the problem.
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