Toremifene Side Effects
What should I watch for?
Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular checks on your progress. You will need regular pelvic exams, breast exams, and mammograms.
If you have bone tumors, this medicine may cause bone pain and/or high blood calcium. Talk to your doctor about what symptoms are possible and what to do if you have these symptoms.
Do not become pregnant while taking this medicine. Women should inform their doctor if they wish to become pregnant or think they might be pregnant. There is a potential for serious side effects to an unborn child. Talk to your health care professional or pharmacist for more information. Do not breast-feed an infant while taking this medicine.
Common and Rare Side Effects
Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.
Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:
arm, back, or jaw pain
change in how much and how often you urinate
change in vaginal discharge
changes in skin color
changes in vision
changes in weight
chest pain, discomfort, tightness, or heaviness
dilated neck veins
fast, slow, or irregular heartbeat
inability to speak, incoherent speech
loss of appetite
metallic taste in the tongue
pain or discomfort in the arms, jaw, back, or neck
pain or feeling of pressure in the pelvis
pain, tenderness, or swelling of the foot or leg
severe or sudden headache
swelling of the face, fingers, feet, or lower legs
unusual tiredness or weakness
weakness in the arm and or leg on one side of the body, sudden and severe
Incidence not known
Black, tarry stools
blood in the urine or stools
painful or difficult urination
pinpoint red spots on the skin
sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or in the mouth
unpleasant breath odor
unusual bleeding or bruising
vomiting of blood
yellow eyes or skin
Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:
feeling of warmth
redness of the face, neck, arms, and occasionally, the upper chest
Incidence not known
Blistering, crusting, irritation, itching, or reddening of the skin
cracked, dry, or scaly skin
difficulty having a bowel movement
feeling of constant movement of self or surroundings
feeling unusually cold
lack or loss of strength
partial or slight paralysis
sensation of spinning
shakiness in the legs, arms, hands, or feet
thinning of the hair
Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.