Exemestane may cause side effects. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away:
- hot flushes
- muscle or joint pain
- feeling worried or anxious
- difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep
- increased appetite
- hair loss
- red, itchy skin
- changes in vision
- swelling of the arms, hands, feet, ankles, or lower legs
Some side effects can be serious. If you experience any of these symptoms, call your doctor immediately:
- shortness of breath
- chest pain
Your bone mineral density (BMD; a measure of the strength of the bones) may decrease while you are taking exemestane. This may increase the chance that you will develop osteoporosis (condition in which the bones are fragile and break easily). Talk to your doctor about the risks of taking exemestane.
Exemestane may cause other side effects. Call your doctor if you have any unusual problems while taking this medication.