A neighbout asked me if any of us knew anything about side effects. She has just commenced a second bout of breast cancer and finds, as in her first go through, that she has problems with bleeding gums and aching jaw after taking these drugs.
Does anyone know anything about this or where she could enquire?
The common side effects are menopausal symptoms such as hot flushes (even if you have had them before), skin changes and weight gain.
The most common side effect of Femara and that family of drugs (the aromatose inhibitors) is pains in the joints which can be alleviated by changing the particular drug. It also causes hot flushes.
Hope that helps