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Common Ribasphere Side Effects


The most commonly reported Ribasphere side effects (click to view or check a box to report):

Fatigue (131)
Anaemia (129)
Depression (100)
Asthenia (95)
Dyspnoea (84)
Nausea (82)
Dizziness (67)
White Blood Cell Count Decreased (63)
Dehydration (62)
Headache (58)
Diarrhoea (53)
Vomiting (52)
Weight Decreased (51)
Anxiety (49)
Alopecia (49)
Insomnia (46)
Condition Aggravated (43)
Platelet Count Decreased (35)
Arthralgia (34)
Anger (34)

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If you or someone in your family has experienced a serious side effect to a health product, you are encouraged to report the experience to your health care professional (e.g. physician, pharmacist). You could also complete a copy of the side effect reporting form or report your side effect to FDA.

Ribasphere Side Effects Reported to FDA



Ribasphere Side Effect Report#9922171
Alopecia, Nausea, Rash, Headache, Blood Count Abnormal
This is a report of a 39-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: chronic hepatitis c, who was treated with Ribasphere (dosage: NA, start time:
Oct 09, 2013), combined with:
  • Incivek
  • Incivek
  • Pegasys
  • Synthroid
  • Motrin
  • Vitamin D
  • Vitamin C
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Alopecia, Nausea, Rash, Headache, Blood Count Abnormal after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Ribasphere treatment in female patients, resulting in Alopecia side effect.
Ribasphere Side Effect Report#9897635
Renal Failure Acute, Fatigue, Anaemia, Pleural Effusion, Diarrhoea, Nephrolithiasis, Orthopnoea, Waist Circumference Increased, Rash Macular
This report suggests a potential Ribasphere Renal Failure Acute side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 63-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA and used Ribasphere (dosage: NA) starting
Jan 07, 2014. After starting Ribasphere the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Renal Failure Acute, Fatigue, Anaemia, Pleural Effusion, Diarrhoea, Nephrolithiasis, Orthopnoea, Waist Circumference Increased, Rash MacularAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Sofosbuvir/ledipasvir (sofosbufir, Ledipasvir) (Sofosbuvir: 400 Mg/d+ledipavir: 90 Mg/d)
  • Lasix
  • Heparin
  • Prenatal Multivitamin With Folic Acid
  • Prenatal Multivitamin With Folic Acid
  • Vitamin D3
  • Vitamin D3
  • Tacrolimus
The patient was hospitalized. Although Ribasphere demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Renal Failure Acute, may still occur.
Ribasphere Side Effect Report#9855459
Rash
This Rash problem was reported by a pharmacist from US. A 50-year-old male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: hepatitis c. On
Jan 14, 2014 this consumer started treatment with Ribasphere (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Pegasys
  • Incivek
When using Ribasphere, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: RashAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Rash, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Ribasphere Side Effect Report#9846028
Renal Failure Acute, Fatigue, Anaemia, Pleural Effusion, Diarrhoea, Nephrolithiasis, Orthopnoea, Weight Decreased, Rash Macular
This Renal Failure Acute side effect was reported by a health professional from US. A 63-year-old male patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA.The patient was prescribed Ribasphere (drug dosage: 1200 Mg (600 Mg Twice Daily),), which was initiated on
Oct 30, 2013. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Sofosbuvir/ledipasvir
  • Lasix (furosemide)
  • Heparin (heparin)
  • Prenatal Multivitamin With Folic Acid 1mg
  • Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol)
  • Tacrolimus (tacrolimus)
  • Magnesium Oxide (magnesium Oxide)
  • Albumin Human (albumin Human)
.After starting to take Ribasphere the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Renal Failure Acute, Fatigue, Anaemia, Pleural Effusion, Diarrhoea, Nephrolithiasis, Orthopnoea, Weight Decreased, Rash MacularThese side effects may potentially be related to Ribasphere. The patient was hospitalized.
Ribasphere Side Effect Report#9837790
Haemoglobin Decreased, Fatigue, Dyspnoea Exertional, Pallor
This is a report of a 61-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: hepatitis c, who was treated with Ribasphere (dosage: NA, start time:
Sep 25, 2013), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Haemoglobin Decreased, Fatigue, Dyspnoea Exertional, Pallor after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Ribasphere treatment in male patients, resulting in Haemoglobin Decreased side effect. The patient was hospitalized.
Ribasphere Side Effect Report#9821866
Ectopic Pregnancy, Maternal Exposure During Pregnancy, Treatment Noncompliance
This report suggests a potential Ribasphere Ectopic Pregnancy side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 22-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: hepatitis c and used Ribasphere (dosage: Total Daily Dose 1200 Mg/day, Three 200 Mg, Twice Daily) starting 201304. After starting Ribasphere the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Ectopic Pregnancy, Maternal Exposure During Pregnancy, Treatment NoncomplianceAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Pegasys (Injection, 180 Mcg/week, Subcutaneous)
  • Lithium (lithium)
  • Clonazepam (clonazepam) (clonazepam)
  • Lamotrigine (lamotrigine)
  • Sertraline (sertaline)
The patient was hospitalized. Although Ribasphere demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Ectopic Pregnancy, may still occur.
Ribasphere Side Effect Report#9804206
Loss Of Consciousness, Myalgia, Influenza Like Illness, Face Injury, Excoriation
This Loss Of Consciousness problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 60-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: hepatitis c. On
Jul 08, 2013 this consumer started treatment with Ribasphere (dosage: 800 Mg (400 Mg In Am And 400 Mg In Pm), Oral). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Incivek (telaprevir)
  • Pegasys (, 1 Wk, Injection)
When using Ribasphere, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Loss Of Consciousness, Myalgia, Influenza Like Illness, Face Injury, ExcoriationAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Loss Of Consciousness, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Ribasphere Side Effect Report#9803776
Anaemia, Hepatitis C, Rash, Anaemia, Headache, Dyspnoea, Fatigue, Asthenia, Cholestasis
This Anaemia side effect was reported by a health professional from US. A 57-year-old male patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: hepatitis c.The patient was prescribed Ribasphere (drug dosage: NA), which was initiated on
Sep 26, 2013. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Sof/ldv (sofosbuvir, Ledipasvir) (Tablet, 400/90 Mcg Fixed Dose Combination, 1 Dosage Form, Once Daily In Am, Oral?)
  • Telaprevir (telaprevir) (Stopped)
  • Pegylated Interferon (pegylated Interferon) (Stopped)
  • Lexapro
  • Lamictal (lamotrigine)
  • Ropinirole (ropinirole)
  • Prograf (tacrolimus)
  • Tramadol (tramadol)
.After starting to take Ribasphere the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Anaemia, Hepatitis C, Rash, Anaemia, Headache, Dyspnoea, Fatigue, Asthenia, CholestasisThese side effects may potentially be related to Ribasphere. The patient was hospitalized.
Ribasphere Side Effect Report#9688473
Anaemia, Cryoglobulinaemia, Condition Aggravated, Blood Count Abnormal
This is a report of a 57-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: hepatitis c, who was treated with Ribasphere Ribapak (ribavirin) (dosage: NA, start time:
Mar 27, 2013), combined with:
  • Pegasys (peginterferon Alfa-2a) (180 Mcg, Subcutaneously., Weekly.)
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Anaemia, Cryoglobulinaemia, Condition Aggravated, Blood Count Abnormal after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Ribasphere Ribapak (ribavirin) treatment in female patients, resulting in Anaemia side effect.
Ribasphere Side Effect Report#9665609
Fatigue, Asthenia
This report suggests a potential Ribasphere Fatigue side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 63-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA and used Ribasphere (dosage: NA) starting NS. After starting Ribasphere the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Fatigue, AstheniaAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA. Although Ribasphere demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Fatigue, may still occur.
Ribasphere Side Effect Report#9457757
Dyspnoea, Pneumonia, Anaemia, Heart Rate Increased, Dyspnoea Exertional
This Dyspnoea problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 63-year-old male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA. On
Dec 26, 2012 this consumer started treatment with Ribasphere (ribapak (ribavirin) (dosage: (400 Mg Am And 600 Mg Pm)). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Incivek (telaprervir)
  • Levothyroxine
  • Methadone
When using Ribasphere (ribapak (ribavirin), the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Dyspnoea, Pneumonia, Anaemia, Heart Rate Increased, Dyspnoea ExertionalThe patient was hospitalized.Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Dyspnoea, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Ribasphere Side Effect Report#9457693
Rash, Immune System Disorder, Full Blood Count Decreased, Hepatic Enzyme Increased, Anaemia, Rash Pustular, Scar
This Rash side effect was reported by a health professional from US. A 58-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: hepatitis c.The patient was prescribed Ribasphere Ribapak (ribavirin) (drug dosage: 3 Tablets Each In Am And Pm), which was initiated on
Jun 29, 2013. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Pegasys (peginterferon Alfa-2a)
  • Incivek (telaprevir)
.After starting to take Ribasphere Ribapak (ribavirin) the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Rash, Immune System Disorder, Full Blood Count Decreased, Hepatic Enzyme Increased, Anaemia, Rash Pustular, ScarThese side effects may potentially be related to Ribasphere Ribapak (ribavirin).
Ribasphere Side Effect Report#9387004
Dyspnoea
This is a report of a 67-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: hepatitis c, who was treated with Ribasphere (dosage: NA, start time:
Apr 30, 2013), combined with:
  • Pegasys Proclick
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Dyspnoea after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Ribasphere treatment in female patients, resulting in Dyspnoea side effect. The patient was hospitalized.
Ribasphere Side Effect Report#9342700
Lumbar Vertebral Fracture, Injury, Road Traffic Accident
This report suggests a potential Ribasphere Lumbar Vertebral Fracture side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 50-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: hepatitis c and used Ribasphere (dosage: NA) starting
Feb 18, 2013. After starting Ribasphere the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Lumbar Vertebral Fracture, Injury, Road Traffic AccidentAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Ritonavir
  • Abt-333
  • Multivitamin (vigran) (ergocalciferol, Ascorbic Acid, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Thiamine Hydrochlori
The patient was hospitalized. Although Ribasphere demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Lumbar Vertebral Fracture, may still occur.
Ribasphere Side Effect Report#9305513
Thrombophlebitis Superficial
This Thrombophlebitis Superficial problem was reported by a health professional from US. A 59-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: hepatitis c. On
Feb 26, 2013 this consumer started treatment with Ribasphere (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Incivek
When using Ribasphere, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Thrombophlebitis SuperficialThe patient was hospitalized.Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Thrombophlebitis Superficial, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Ribasphere Side Effect Report#9293145
Cerebrovascular Accident, Lacunar Infarction
This Cerebrovascular Accident side effect was reported by a health professional from US. A 60-year-old male patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: hepatitis c.The patient was prescribed Ribasphere Ribapak (ribavirin) (drug dosage: 600 Mg, Twice Daily (200/400 Mg)?), which was initiated on
Mar 21, 2013. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Incivek
  • Pegasys (peginterferon Alfa-2a)
.After starting to take Ribasphere Ribapak (ribavirin) the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Cerebrovascular Accident, Lacunar InfarctionThese side effects may potentially be related to Ribasphere Ribapak (ribavirin). The patient was hospitalized.
Ribasphere Side Effect Report#9264983
Psychotic Disorder, Homicidal Ideation
This is a report of a 55-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: hepatitis c, who was treated with Ribasphere (dosage: Tablet, 600 Mg Twice Daily, Oral, start time:
Aug 02, 2012), combined with:
  • Pegasys (180 Mcg, Once Weekly, Subcutaneous)
  • Potassium Chloride (potassium Chloride)
  • Furosemide (furosemide)
  • Atenolol (atenolol)
  • Losartan (losartan)
  • Amlodipine (amlodipine)
  • Tramadol (tramadol)
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Psychotic Disorder, Homicidal Ideation after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Ribasphere treatment in male patients, resulting in Psychotic Disorder side effect. The patient was hospitalized.
Ribasphere Side Effect Report#9248370
Anaemia
This report suggests a potential Ribasphere Anaemia side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 63-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: hepatitis c and used Ribasphere (dosage: Take 2 Tablets (400 Mg) By Mouth Every Morningand 2 Tablets (400 Mg) Every Eveinig) starting
Dec 17, 2012. After starting Ribasphere the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: AnaemiaAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Pegasys Proclick
The patient was hospitalized. Although Ribasphere demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Anaemia, may still occur.
Ribasphere Side Effect Report#9154587
Vision Blurred, Diplopia, Dizziness, Headache
This Vision Blurred problem was reported by a health professional from US. A 52-year-old male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: hepatitis c. On
Dec 20, 2012 this consumer started treatment with Ribasphere (dosage: 400 Mg (in The Morning) And 600 Mg (in The Evening), Oral). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Pegasys
  • Victrelis (200 Mg (take 4 Capsules Every 8 Hours), Oral)
  • Actoplus
  • Metformin (metformin)
When using Ribasphere, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Vision Blurred, Diplopia, Dizziness, HeadacheAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Vision Blurred, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Ribasphere Side Effect Report#9150655
Diabetic Neuropathy, White Blood Cell Count Decreased, Anaemia
This Diabetic Neuropathy side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 53-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: hepatitis c.The patient was prescribed Ribasphere (drug dosage: (400 Mg In Morning And 400 Mg In Evening), Oral), which was initiated on
Oct 05, 2012. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Pegasys (peginterferon Alfa-2a)
  • Incivek
.After starting to take Ribasphere the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Diabetic Neuropathy, White Blood Cell Count Decreased, AnaemiaThese side effects may potentially be related to Ribasphere.
Ribasphere Side Effect Report#9145497
Headache, Back Pain, Pallor, Dehydration, Chills, Dyspnoea
This is a report of a 62-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: hepatitis c, who was treated with Ribasphere Ribapak (dosage: NA, start time:
Feb 01, 2013), combined with:
  • Pegasys
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Headache, Back Pain, Pallor, Dehydration, Chills, Dyspnoea after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Ribasphere Ribapak treatment in female patients, resulting in Headache side effect.
Ribasphere Side Effect Report#9114634
Myocardial Infarction, Feeling Abnormal
This report suggests a potential Ribasphere Myocardial Infarction side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 56-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: hepatitis c and used Ribasphere (dosage: One Tablet By Mouth) starting
Apr 10, 2012. After starting Ribasphere the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Myocardial Infarction, Feeling AbnormalAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Pegasys 180 Mcg
  • Procrit
The patient was hospitalized. Although Ribasphere demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Myocardial Infarction, may still occur.
Ribasphere Side Effect Report#9114609
Gastrointestinal Haemorrhage
This Gastrointestinal Haemorrhage problem was reported by a pharmacist from US. A 56-year-old male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: hepatitis c. On
Jan 25, 2013 this consumer started treatment with Ribasphere (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Peg-intron
  • Ribavirin Tabs
When using Ribasphere, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Gastrointestinal HaemorrhageThe patient was hospitalized.Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Gastrointestinal Haemorrhage, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Ribasphere Side Effect Report#9068566
Haemoglobin Decreased, Dizziness, Rash Pruritic
This Haemoglobin Decreased side effect was reported by a pharmacist from US. A 58-year-old male patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: chronic hepatitis c.The patient was prescribed Ribasphere Ribapak (drug dosage: 400 Mg Tab/600 Mg Tab In The Morning/in The Oral), which was initiated on
Dec 22, 2012. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Ribasphere Ribapak the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Haemoglobin Decreased, Dizziness, Rash PruriticThese side effects may potentially be related to Ribasphere Ribapak.
Ribasphere Side Effect Report#9058399
Diarrhoea, Nausea, Vomiting
This is a report of a 49-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: hepatitis c, who was treated with Ribasphere (dosage: NA, start time:
Oct 09, 2012), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Diarrhoea, Nausea, Vomiting after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Ribasphere treatment in female patients, resulting in Diarrhoea side effect. The patient was hospitalized.


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The appearance of Ribasphere on this list does not mean that FDA has concluded that the drug has the listed risk. It means that FDA has identified a potential safety issue, but it does not mean that FDA has found a causal relationship between the drug and the listed risk.

What are common Ribasphere Side Effects for Women?

Women Side EffectsReports
Anaemia 75
Fatigue 71
Depression 69
Asthenia 58
Nausea 53
Dehydration 48
Dyspnoea 47
Alopecia 44
Dizziness 39
Headache 38

What are common Ribasphere Side Effects for Men?

Men Side EffectsReports
Fatigue 59
Anaemia 54
Dyspnoea 37
Asthenia 36
Depression 31
White Blood Cell Count Decreased 31
Nausea 29
Dizziness 27
Vomiting 22
Anxiety 20

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    Ribasphere Safety Alerts, Active Ingredients, Usage Information

    NDC49349-486
    TypeHUMAN PRESCRIPTION DRUG
    Proprietary NameRibasphere
    NameRIBAVIRIN
    Dosage FormTABLET
    RouteORAL
    On market since20110818
    LabelerREMEDYREPACK INC.
    Active Ingredient(s)RIBAVIRIN
    Strength(s)400
    Unit(s)mg/1
    Pharma ClassNucleoside Analog [Chemical/Ingredient],Nucleoside Analog Antiviral [EPC]

    Ribasphere Dosage, Warnings, Usage.

    Side Effects reported to FDA: 760

    Ribasphere safety alerts: No

    Reported deaths: 10

    Reported hospitalizations: 273

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