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Toremifene Side Effects

In clinical studies, some of the most common side effects of toremifene included dizziness, vaginal discharge, and dry eyes. Most people who use this prescription drug tolerate it well, and most reactions that occur tend to be minor and easy to treat. However, seek immediate medical treatment if you develop potentially serious problems like fainting, unexplained swelling, or any signs of infections.


An Introduction to Side Effects With Toremifene

As with any medicine, toremifene citrate (Fareston®) can cause side effects. However, not everyone who takes the medication will have problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If reactions do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with toremifene. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)

Serious Toremifene Side Effects

Some side effects of toremifene should be reported immediately to your healthcare provider. These include but are not limited to:
  • Unusual or unexplained vaginal bleeding
  • Any other abnormal bleeding
  • Chest pain, tightness, or heaviness
  • Swelling in the arms, legs, ankles, or feet
  • Unexplained weight gain
  • An irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia)
  • Lightheadedness, dizziness, or fainting
  • Changes in vision, including blurred vision, seeing double, or decreased visual acuity
  • Yellowing of the skin or whites of the eyes (jaundice)
  • Depression
  • Signs of infection, such as:
  • Signs of abnormally high blood calcium levels (hypercalcemia), such as:
    • Constipation
    • Confusion
    • Muscle weakness
    • Muscle and joint pain
    • Loss of appetite
  • Signs of a stroke, such as sudden:
    • Changes in vision or speech
    • Weakness or numbness of the face, arm, or leg
    • Severe headache
    • Confusion or loss of coordination or balance
  • Signs of a blood clot, such as:
    • Shortness of breath
    • Sharp chest pain
    • Pain or swelling in one or both legs
  • Signs of an allergic reaction, such as:
    • An unexplained rash
    • Hives
    • Itching
    • Unexplained swelling, especially of the mouth, lips, or throat
    • Wheezing
    • Difficulty breathing or swallowing.
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