Interferon Alfa-2B Solution Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • Abnormal Liver Function Tests
  • Anemia
  • Decreased Blood Platelets
  • Decreased White Blood Cells
  • Depression

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • Diarrhea
  • Dizzy
  • Dry Mouth
  • Feel Like Throwing Up
  • Flu-Like Symptoms
  • Hair Loss
  • Intense Abdominal Pain
  • Loss Of Appetite
  • Low Energy
  • Numbness And Tingling
  • Rash
  • Taste Problems
  • Throwing Up
  • Trouble Breathing
  • Weight Loss

INFREQUENT side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • Abnormally Low Blood Pressure
  • Decreased Function Of Bone Marrow
  • Decreased Neutrophils A Type Of White Blood Cell
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Pneumonia
  • Toxic Effect On Brain Or Spinal Cord Function

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • Blurred Vision
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Trouble Sleeping
  • Confused
  • Dry Skin
  • Excessive Sweating
  • Fast Heartbeat
  • Feeling Anxious
  • Leg Cramps

RARE side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • Angina
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Blood Clot
  • Bronchiolitis Obliterans
  • Bronchospasm
  • Detachment Of The Retina Of The Eye
  • Disease Of The Muscle Of The Heart With Enlargement
  • Disease Of The Retina Of The Eye
  • Disorder Of The Brain
  • Erythema Multiforme
  • Extra Heartbeat
  • Giant Hives
  • Hallucination
  • Having Thoughts Of Suicide
  • Heart Attack
  • Hemolytic Anemia
  • Hepatitis Caused By Drugs
  • High Amount Of Bilirubin In The Blood
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Increased Pressure Of Pulmonary Circulation
  • Inflammation Of The Covering Of The Heart Or Pericardium
  • Interstitial Pneumonitis
  • Kidney Disease With Reduction In Kidney Function
  • Kidney Failure
  • Life Threatening Allergic Reaction
  • Liver Failure
  • Low Platelet Count And Bleeding From Immune Response
  • Lung Fibrosis
  • Muscle Inflammation
  • Nephrotic Syndrome
  • Overactive Thyroid Gland
  • Pancreatitis
  • Psychosis Caused By A Drug
  • Rhabdomyolysis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Slow Heartbeat
  • Stevens-Johnson Syndrome
  • Stroke
  • Sudden Blindness And Pain Upon Moving The Eye
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
  • Thoughts Of Hurting Or Killing Others
  • Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura
  • Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis
  • Vasculitis
  • X-Ray Results Showing Lung Tissue Changes

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • Aggressive Behavior
  • Any Disease Of The Teeth
  • Canker Sore
  • Cannot Focus Thoughts
  • Chills
  • Feeling Weak
  • Fever
  • Head Pain
  • Hearing Loss
  • High Amount Of Triglyceride In The Blood
  • Hives
  • Loss Of Memory
  • Muscle Pain
  • Occasional Numbness, Prickling, Or Tingling Of Fingers And Toes
  • Optic Disk Edema
  • Pituitary Hormone Deficiency
  • Puffy Face From Water Retention
  • Signs And Symptoms At Injection Site

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