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Can ribavirin cause side effects?

Can ribavirin cause side effects?

Yes: The full list of side effects of Ribavirin is very long. A few of the most common side effects are anemia, fever and emotional lability. ...Read more

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Peg-intron / ribavirin treatment side effects?

Peg-intron / ribavirin treatment  side effects?

Many: The side effects are too many to list here but some of the more common ones (occur in >10% of patients) are fever, fatigue, headache, insomnia, depression, emotional lability, rash, nausea, diarrhea, weight loss, anemia, muscle aches, joint pains, flu-like syndrome and injection site reations. ...Read more

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I just started receiving interferon/ribavirin, can the side effects come on gradually?

I just started receiving interferon/ribavirin, can the side effects come on gradually?

Yes: The side effects, especially anemia, can come on gradually and can get worse with continued use. ...Read more

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What side effects are associated with Rebetol (ribavirin)?

Rebetol (ribavirin): See: http://www.drugs.com/sfx/rebetol-side-effects.html

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What are common side effects of ribavirin treatment?

Ribavirin side effec: Fatigue, nausea, hair loss, anemia, are common adverse events form ribavirin. The other agents that this is given with also add additional adverse events. This informaiton is available on the package insert, provided with all prescriptions upon request ...Read more

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What are common side effects of combination (ribavirin + interferon) treatment?

Lots...: Fatigue, headache, rigors, fever, insomnia, irritability, depression, dizziness, impaired concentration, anxiety, emotional lability, hair loss, pruritus, dry skin , rash, nausea, anorexia , weight loss, diarrhea, vomiting, abdominal pain, anemia, injection site reaction, muscle and joint pains, shortness of breath, cough, flu-like symptoms, birth defects, chest pain, suicidal behavior to start. ...Read more

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My boyfriend was on Salvadi and ribavirin for hep c and 1 month after he finished treatment I got pregnant. What do I need to know about side effects?

My boyfriend was on Salvadi and ribavirin for hep c and 1 month after he finished treatment I got pregnant. What do I need to know about side effects?

None,that we know of: The truth is we have no idea what effect it may have had on his sperm. But we do know that on average it takes sperm 105 or so days to come to maturity. That said, any sperm that would have gotten you pregnant were exposed to those drugs during their development. ...Read more

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Bad effects of copegus (ribavirin) treatment and liver enzyme levels?

Bad effects of copegus (ribavirin) treatment and liver enzyme levels?

Hep C and ribavirin: This drug is for combination treatment of hepatitis c. Copegus (ribavirin) alone is not effective for the treatment of chronic hepatitis c virus infection.The main toxicity is hemolytic anemia, which may result in worsening of cardiac disease, heart attacks. Your doctor will test your blood for liver enzyme levels, virus load and other things. ...Read more

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How does ribavirin work?

Ribavirin: Ribavirin is an antiviral medication used with interferon to treat hepatitis c. It works by stopping the virus that causes hepatitis c from spreading inside the body. It is a prodrug, which when metabolized, interferes with viral replication. ...Read more

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What happens when I overdose on ribavirin?

What happens when I overdose on ribavirin?

Depends upon doses: All medicines have a threshold to cause signs of intoxication. If you know how much you did take ( number of pills or milligrams.) call the Poison Control Center 18002823171 in the USA to see if you should worry or go to the emergency room? If this happened recently in matter of few hours try to vomit them. ...Read more

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