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Popular Brands: : Ribavirin, Rebetol, Copegus, Ribasphere, Ribavarin
Official FDA Reports266,255
Social Media Events674
Total Posts1,587
Avg. Review Score3.57/ 5

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* Extracted from FDA Adverse Event Report


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The proportion of people completing user reviews who complained about a side effect.

The proportion of social media adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.

The proportion of FAERS (FDA) adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.

Ribavirin Side Effects

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User Voices

The following are comments from users that experienced side effects while taking Ribavirin

Congenital Skin Disorder

... bit as horrible as I had been told I could expect. My platelit count dropped to below 70 and I bled ALOT usually from my nose everyday . . I got what I would call alligator skin , but large amounts of ...

Source: Ribavarin

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Did the author experience congenital skin disorder while taking ribavarin?

What is this?


not sure which drug causes what side affects, but I am experiencing a few like rash, fatigue sore throat my tongue hurts and burns, anal irritation and burning.

Source: Ribavarin

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Burning Sensation

not sure which drug causes what side affects, but I am experiencing a few like rash, fatigue sore throat my tongue hurts and burns , anal irritation and burning .

Source: Ribavarin

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Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Arthralgia, Headache, Dizziness, Nausea, Somnolence

Posted By Richardson777 in fdb.rxlist.com on April 12, 2014 @ 12:00 am

The side effect's are Horrible. I feel dizzy, fatigue, nausea, Body ache's, and Head ache's.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Fatigue, Influenza like illness

Posted By Anonymous in drugs.com on August 6, 2013 @ 12:00 am

After treatment for 48 weeks with Rebetol combined with PegInteron I no longer have virus in my system. Side effects included extreme fatigue toward the end of treatment, along with flu-like symptoms...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Laura Willy in fdb.rxlist.com on April 28, 2013 @ 12:00 am

hard about going to stools aways going what ever i ea

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Discomfort

Posted By michael_devault@yahoo.com in fdb.rxlist.com on November 28, 2012 @ 12:00 am

I have been taking this drug for 3 weeks. on week 4 I became very sick with a temp of 103.8 and went to my personal for a shot ov antibotics and 2 precriptions for infection. I have not noticed any in...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Nausea, Discomfort, Hyperhidrosis

Posted By Heathen in fdb.rxlist.com on September 16, 2012 @ 12:00 am

I have had a few side effects while taking Copegus the main one being nausea and quite strong, it has never made me physically sick but have been close. The only other side effect i have experienced h...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By ray in fdb.rxlist.com on September 13, 2012 @ 12:00 am

i'm 7out of 11 months in taking (pegasys-copegus-victrelis)it's been dificult at best but i relley feel like i'll be better than ever. important stay busy as posible be strong

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Pruritus, Dry skin, Dehydration

Posted By HCVslayer in fdb.rxlist.com on June 13, 2012 @ 12:00 am

No reviewer bothers to mention this drug is not taken ALONE, but with the very powerful interferon. The side effects are so different for everyone and who knows from which drug they come...users canno...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By KittyKat in fdb.rxlist.com on February 18, 2012 @ 12:00 am

I started out on Ribavarin. Took that for 3 months and then my doctor switched me over to Ribasphere. Have had to have 3 blood transfusions. Caused from anemia but i am really satisfied with my treatm...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Pruritus

Posted By Itching in fdb.rxlist.com on November 13, 2011 @ 12:00 am

I just started last Friday and the itching is killing me but I do notice when my body has no covers on it and I'm Kool the itching stops

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Asthenia, Anaemia, Psoriasis, Apathy, Drug ineffective

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on September 9, 2011 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: RIBA + INF. A slow slog thru hell. Anemia, psoriasis much worse, debility, living without joy. I stopped taking this stuff the day I found that the HCV therapy was not working. A lo...

Additional Drug Information

* Warning: The facts and figures contained in these reports are accurate to the best of our capability; however, our metrics are only meant to augment your medical knowledge, and should never be used as the sole basis for selecting a new medication. As with any medical decision, be sure to work with your doctor to ensure the best choices are made for your condition.

* About FAERS: The FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS) is used by FDA for activities such as looking for new safety concerns that might be related to a marketed product, evaluating a manufacturer's compliance to reporting regulations and responding to outside requests for information. Reporting of adverse events is a voluntary process, and not every report is sent to FDA and entered into FAERS. The FAERS database may contain duplicate reports, the report quality is variable, and many factors may influence reporting (e.g., media attention, length of time a drug is marketed, market share). For these reasons, FAERS case reports cannot be used to calculate incidence or estimates of risk for a particular product or compare risks between products.