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Fulvestrant

Drug Class: Commonly Known As: Category:
Estrogen Receptor Antagonist Faslodex® Cancer-related

Fulvestrant - Side Effects, Precautions, and Contraindications

What side effects can Fulvestrant cause?

  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Muscle, joint, bone and back pain
    May be relieved by taking paracetamol.
  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Hot flushes may occur
  • Sore throat
  • Pain at injection site

Inform your doctor if any of the following occurs:

  • Chest pain and rapid, irregular heartbeat
  • Swelling of extremities
  • Cough with difficulty breathing
  • Calf swelling or tenderness or hardness over a vein
  • Other persistent or severe side effects

Before taking Fulvestrant, what precautions must I follow?

Inform your doctor or pharmacist regarding any other medical conditions you have or medicines you are taking e.g. blood thinners.

What food or medicine must I avoid when I take Fulvestrant?

Fulvestrant - Additional Information

  • Updated on Saturday, October 27, 2018
  • Article contributed by Department of Pharmacy National Cancer Centre Singapore

    The information provided is not intended as medical advice. Terms of use. Information provided by SingHealth

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