Rapivab Side Effects
Generic Name: peramivir
Note: This page contains side effects data for the generic drug peramivir. It is possible that some of the dosage forms included below may not apply to the brand name Rapivab.
For the Consumer
Applies to peramivir: intravenous solution, solution iv (infusion)
As well as its needed effects, peramivir (the active ingredient contained in Rapivab) may cause unwanted side effects that require medical attention.
If any of the following side effects occur while taking peramivir, check with your doctor or nurse immediately:Rare
- Blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin
- joint or muscle pain
- red, irritated eyes
- sore throat
- sores, ulcers, or white spots in the mouth or on the lips
- unusual tiredness or weakness
- Confusion as to time, place, or person
- holding false beliefs that cannot be changed by fact
- red skin lesions, often with a purple center
- seeing, hearing, or feeling things that are not there
- unusual excitement, nervousness, or restlessness
Minor Side Effects
Some peramivir side effects may not need any medical attention. As your body gets used to the medicine these side effects may disappear. Your health care professional may be able to help you prevent or reduce these side effects, but do check with them if any of the following side effects continue, or if you are concerned about them:Less common:
- Blurred vision
- difficulty having a bowel movement (stool)
- pounding in the ears
- slow or fast heartbeat
- trouble sleeping
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to peramivir: intravenous solution
Common (1% to 10%): Hypertension[Ref]
Common (1% to 10%): Constipation, diarrhea[Ref]
Common (1% to 10%): AST increased, ALT greater than 2.5 times the upper limit of normal (ULN)[Ref]
Postmarketing reports: Steven-Johnson Syndrome, exfoliative dermatitis, rash[Ref]
Common (1% to 10%): Neutrophils less than 1 x 10(9)/L[Ref]
Common (1% to 10%): Serum glucose greater than 160 mg/dL[Ref]
Common (1% to 10%): Creatine phosphokinase 6 x ULN or greater[Ref]
Common (1% to 10%): Insomnia
Postmarketing reports: Delirium, hallucination[Ref]
1. "Product Information. Rapivab (peramivir)." BioCryst Pharmaceuticals Inc, Durham, NC.
It is possible that some side effects of Rapivab may not have been reported. These can be reported to the FDA here. Always consult a healthcare professional for medical advice.
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