I am now considered cancer free, and my Oncologist took me off of Femara. This was on Tuesday (1/5/10). Today (1/9/10) I am feeling very lightheaded and dizzy. Before contacting my doctor, thought I would ask any other who have stopped taking this medication. I took it for 3 years after Tamoxifen.
Has anyone experienced any side effects once they quit taking Femara?
Question posted by OBXCarolinaGirl on 9 Jan 2010
Last updated on 9 January 2010 by mitjason
Yes this is a common reaction when you stop taking Femara. It can cause mild withdrawal symptoms that can include the following:
I hope this helps. It should go away when the drug is out of your system which shouldn't take longer than 4 days to a week. The half life of the drug is 2 days so it should be out of your system within 4 days. I hope this helps! Good luck!
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