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Brand Names : Rebetron

RIBAVIRIN AND INTERFERON ALFA-2B, RECOMBINANT | Before Using | Proper Use | Precautions | Side Effects

Side Effects of This Medicine

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 as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur:

    More common

      Chest pain; mood changes; trouble breathing; unusual tiredness or weakness


      Thoughts of suicide, attempts at suicide, changes in behavior

Other 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. However, check with your doctor if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome:

    More common

      Dizziness; fatigue; fever; headache; impaired concentration; impaired taste; influenza-like symptoms such as unusual tiredness or weakness; irritability; red itchy skin; large swing in moods; loss of appetite; muscle or joint pain; nausea, vomiting, or upset stomach; nervousness; Redness and warm feeling at the site of injection; shaking; temporary thinning of hair; stuffy nose; trouble sleeping


Other side effects not listed above may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your doctor.

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