Fulvestrant
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings
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What is Fulvestrant?

(fool VES trant)

• This medicine is used to treat breast cancer.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

• Use birth control that you can trust to prevent pregnancy while taking this medicine.

What are some possible side effects of this medicine?

• Flushing. Wearing layers of clothes or summer clothes and cool environment may help. This usually improves in a few weeks.

• Nausea or vomiting. Small frequent meals, frequent mouth care, sucking hard, sugar-free candy, or chewing sugar-free gum may help.

• Headache.

• Back pain.

• Belly pain.

• Diarrhea.

• Constipation.

• Irritation or swelling at the injection site.

• Change in sexual ability or desire. This is usually reversible.

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