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peginterferon alfa-2b subcutaneous

Side Effects

List peginterferon alfa-2b subcutaneous side effects by likelihood and severity.

The following side effects are associated with peginterferon alfa-2b subcutaneous:

Common side effects of peginterferon alfa-2b subcutaneous:

  • Abnormal Liver Function TestsSevere
  • AnxiousSevere
  • DepressionSevere
  • Easily Angered or AnnoyedSevere
  • FeverSevere
  • Mood ChangesSevere
  • ChillsLess Severe
  • DiarrheaLess Severe
  • DizzyLess Severe
  • Feel Like Throwing UpLess Severe
  • Flu-Like SymptomsLess Severe
  • Hair LossLess Severe
  • Head PainLess Severe
  • Joint PainLess Severe
  • Loss of AppetiteLess Severe
  • Low EnergyLess Severe
  • Muscle PainLess Severe
  • Numbness and TinglingLess Severe
  • Problems with SmellLess Severe
  • RashLess Severe
  • Signs and Symptoms at Injection SiteLess Severe
  • Skin Rash with SloughingLess Severe
  • Stomach CrampsLess Severe
  • Taste ProblemsLess Severe
  • Throwing UpLess Severe
  • Weight LossLess Severe

Infrequent side effects of peginterferon alfa-2b subcutaneous:

  • AnemiaSevere
  • Numbness, Tingling or Pain of Hands or FeetSevere
  • Trouble BreathingSevere
  • Underactive ThyroidSevere
  • CoughLess Severe
  • Elevation of Proteins in the UrineLess Severe

Rare side effects of peginterferon alfa-2b subcutaneous:

  • A Blood Clot within the Blood Vessels of the EyeSevere
  • Abnormal Heart RhythmSevere
  • Abnormally Low Blood PressureSevere
  • Acute Inflammation of the PancreasSevere
  • Aggressive BehaviorSevere
  • Allergic Reaction caused by a DrugSevere
  • AnginaSevere
  • Any Disorder of the BrainSevere
  • Behaving with Excessive Cheerfulness and ActivitySevere
  • BronchospasmSevere
  • Bundle Branch BlockSevere
  • Constitutional Aplastic AnemiaSevere
  • Detachment of the Retina of the EyeSevere
  • DiabetesSevere
  • Disease of the Muscle of the Heart with EnlargementSevere
  • Disease of the Retina of the EyeSevere
  • Erythema MultiformeSevere
  • Giant HivesSevere
  • Having Thoughts of SuicideSevere
  • Hearing LossSevere
  • Heart AttackSevere
  • High Amount of Triglyceride in the BloodSevere
  • High Blood PressureSevere
  • HivesSevere
  • Increased Pressure of Pulmonary CirculationSevere
  • InfectionSevere
  • Inflammation of the Large IntestineSevere
  • Interstitial NephritisSevere
  • Interstitial PneumonitisSevere
  • Life Threatening Allergic ReactionSevere
  • Macular EdemaSevere
  • Mental DisturbanceSevere
  • Overactive Thyroid GlandSevere
  • PneumoniaSevere
  • PsoriasisSevere
  • Rheumatoid ArthritisSevere
  • SeizuresSevere
  • Stevens-Johnson SyndromeSevere
  • StrokeSevere
  • Sudden Blindness and Pain Upon Moving the EyeSevere
  • SuicidalSevere
  • Systemic Lupus ErythematosusSevere
  • Thoughts of Hurting or Killing OthersSevere
  • Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic PurpuraSevere
  • Thyroid Gland InflammationSevere
  • Toxic Epidermal NecrolysisSevere
  • X-Ray Results showing Lung Tissue ChangesSevere
  • Canker SoreLess Severe
  • Inflammation of the Smallest Breathing PassagesLess Severe
  • Optic Disk EdemaLess Severe

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