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Side Effects of Delavirdine

If delavirdine side effects occur, they are usually minor and don't require medical attention. Nausea, headache, and flu-like symptoms are some of the most commonly reported side effects. Side effects of delavirdine that are less common but potentially serious and that should be reported to a healthcare provider immediately include anxiety, depression, changes in body fat distribution, and signs of an allergic reaction.

Side Effects of Delavirdine: An Introduction

As with any medicine, side effects are possible with delavirdine mesylate (Rescriptor®); however, not everyone who takes the drug will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with delavirdine. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list of delavirdine side effects with you.)

Side Effects of Delavirdine to Report

Some side effects with delavirdine, while occurring infrequently, are potentially serious and should be reported to your healthcare provider right away. These include but are not limited to:
  • Changes in the distribution of fat on your body (such as a "buffalo hump")
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Signs of an allergic reaction, such as rash, hives, itching, swelling of the mouth or throat, wheezing, or difficulty breathing.
Delavirdine and Skin Rashes
Delavirdine can cause very serious (sometimes life-threatening) allergic reactions, particularly dangerous skin rashes. While harmless skin rashes are quite common with delavirdine, any rash that involves blisters, loss of skin, fever, or sores in the mouth should be reported to your healthcare provider immediately. These rashes can become quite dangerous, causing severe infections or loss of significant portions of the skin.

Delavirdine Drug Information

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