Faslodex is not a steroid. It is used primarily for metastatic BC, but can be used if you cannot tolerate the other AIs that are available.
Invasive (Infiltrating) Ductal Carcinoma Questions
Asked by jojosmom on Saturday, June 8, 2013
Is faslodex a steroid? What are the side effects anyone has had from using it?
2 Answers from the Community
Faslodex is NOT a steroid. So the drug is actually what is called an estrogen receptor downregulator. What it does is bind to the estrogen receptor and then degrades or destroys it, so it is not a steroid. The most common side effects are nausea/vomiting, weakness, hot flashes, bone pain, sore throat, headaches, constipation, diarrhea. I think this should give you some idea of the side effects until someone with first hand experience can respond. Best of luck to you, Carm RN.
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