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What are some possible side effects of femara (letrozole)?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 35 years experience
Hot flashes, etc.: The most common side effects of Femara (letrozole) include hot flashes, joint pain, headaches, back pain, and increased sweating. Less common side effects include nausea, vomiting, weight changes, and constipation. Despite this laundry list of possibilities, in reality, most people tolerate Femara (letrozole) very well.
Dr. Marguerite Barnett
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Several: Besides the risks of allergic reactions with rashes, breathing problems or shock, the most common side effects are muscle aches, weakness, hand/foot pain, trigger fingers, fatigue and interference with the sex life. Other effects include nausea, bowel disturbance, loss of appetite, hypertension, elevated cholesterol, edema, weight gain, dry mouth, hot flushes, coughing, sob and rashes.

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A 50-year-old member asked:

What are some side effects of letrozole?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 35 years experience
Hot Flashes: Generally speaking, Letrozole (femara) is very well-tolerated. The most common side effects include hot flashes, fatigue, joint pain, and headaches. Women with osteoporosis are at an even higher risk of fractures when taking letrozole, therefore, your doctor may prescribe another medication to treat osteoporosis.

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