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Side effect(s) of Ribavirin

Read the side effects of Ribavirin as described in the medical literature. In case of any doubt consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Most common- Injection site reaction, fatigue, weakness, headache, rigors, fevers, nausea, muscle pain and anxiety, anger, mood swings.

Most Serious - Hemolytic anemia (Anemia due to breakdown of red blood cells).

Central Nervous System- Fatigue, weakness, headache, depression, psychosis, aggressive behavior, hallucinations, or violent behavior.

Gastrointestinal- Nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite.

Metabolic- Abnormality in thyroid hormone.

Heart- Abnormal rate or rhythm may occur in patients taking inhaled ribavirin with underlying heart disease.

Miscellaneous- Fever, decrease in white blood cell, injection site redness, loss of hair, allergic reactions.

Other Precautions : *Do not change the dosage.

Drug Name : Ribavirin

Ribavirin(Copegus) generic is an antiviral agent, prescribed for severe Respiratory Syncytial Viral infection in infants and children, especially those with other risk factors such as heart disease. It is also used in chronic hepatitis C infection combined with Peginterferon.
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