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Generic: ribavirin
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It is used with peginterferon alfa to treat hepatitis C
               



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What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
  • back or stomach pain
  • black or bloody diarrhea
  • breathing problems
  • changes in vision
  • chest pain
  • dark urine
  • depressed mood, thoughts of suicide
  • dizziness, lightheaded
  • fever or chills, sore throat
  • general ill feeling or flu- like symptoms
  • light- colored stools
  • loss of appetite, nausea
  • missed menstrual period
  • right upper belly pain
  • unusual bleeding or bruising
  • unusually weak or tired
  • yellowing of the eyes or skin

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • cough
  • difficulty hearing or ringing in the ears
  • increased hunger or thirst
  • increased urination
  • itchy skin

Where should I keep my medicine?

Keep out of the reach of children.

Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

               
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