RITONAVIR Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • a skin rash

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • joint pain
  • low energy
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • a feeling of pins and needles on skin
  • generalized weakness
  • intense abdominal pain
  • reduced sensation in the mouth

INFREQUENT side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • diabetes
  • a type of joint disorder due to excess uric acid in the blood called gout
  • inflammation of the liver called hepatitis
  • bleeding of the stomach or intestines
  • visible water retention
  • high amount of bilirubin in the blood
  • high blood sugar

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • high cholesterol
  • high amount of triglyceride in the blood
  • confusion
  • a painful condition that affects the nerves in the legs and arms called peripheral neuropathy
  • blurred vision
  • high blood pressure
  • orthostatic hypotension, a form of low blood pressure
  • a sore throat
  • gastroesophageal reflux disease
  • indigestion
  • itching
  • acne
  • backache
  • muscle pain
  • dizziness
  • taste impairment
  • temporary redness of face and neck
  • cough
  • gas
  • a sensation of feeling cold
  • abnormal fat distribution associated with HIV
  • a change in the ability to pay attention

RARE side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • dehydration
  • anemia
  • decreased blood platelets
  • low levels of a type of white blood cell called neutrophils
  • atrioventricular block, a type of slow heart rhythm disorder
  • right bundle branch block, a disorder of the heart beat
  • a type of slowed heart rhythm disorder called heart block
  • bronchospasm
  • acute inflammation of the pancreas
  • acute kidney failure
  • kidney stones
  • erythema multiforme, a type of allergic skin reaction
  • a skin disorder with blistering and peeling skin called toxic epidermal necrolysis
  • a skin disorder with blistering and peeling skin called Stevens-Johnson syndrome
  • hives
  • fainting
  • seizures
  • puffy face from water retention
  • abnormal liver function tests
  • a significant type of allergic reaction called anaphylaxis
  • a type of allergic reaction called angioedema
  • a yellowing of the eyes or skin from buildup of bilirubin called jaundice
  • prolonged P-R interval observed on EKG
  • a high aspartate transaminase level

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • low blood pressure
  • abnormally long or heavy periods
  • an increased need to urinate often

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