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Serious Arimidex Side Effects

Some side effects with Arimidex, while occurring infrequently, are potentially serious and should be reported immediately to your healthcare provider. These include but are not limited to:
 
 
    • Pain
    • Swelling
    • Tenderness (especially in the legs)
 
  • Signs of an allergic reaction, including:
 
    • Unexplained rash
    • Hives
    • Itching
    • Unexplained swelling.
 

Rare Arimidex Side Effects

Rare side effects of Arimidex 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 Arimidex 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.
     
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