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Pegasys Side Effects

Side Effects to Report

Some side effects of Pegasys are potentially serious and should be reported immediately to your healthcare provider. These include but are not limited to:
  • Depression
  • Suicidal thoughts or behavior
  • Signs of heart problems, such as:
    • An irregular heart rhythm
    • Fainting
    • Chest pain
    • Vision or speech changes
    • Weakness or numbness in an arm or leg
    • Severe headache
  • Frequent or severe infections
  • Increased bleeding or bruising
  • Worsening of autoimmune disorders, such as rheumatoid arthritis or lupus
  • Signs of dangerous intestinal problems, such as:
    • Bloody diarrhea
    • Abdominal (stomach) pain
    • Fever
    • Severe abdominal (stomach) pain
    • Nausea and vomiting
    • Loss of appetite
  • Shortness of breath
  • Worsening in kidney function (typically in people who already have kidney problems)
  • High triglycerides
  • Signs of worsening liver problems, such as yellowing of the whites of the eyes or skin (jaundice) or elevated liver enzymes
  • Thyroid problems
  • Worsening of diabetes
  • Temporary decrease in growth (in children)
  • Signs of an allergic reaction, such as:
    • An unexplained rash
    • Hives
    • Itching
    • Wheezing
    • Difficulty breathing
    • Unexplained swelling.

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