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Current and Future Medications for Hepatitis C (cont.)

What are the side effects of DAAs?

The most common side effects of DAAs include:

Less frequent side effects may include:

Other side effects of DAAs include:

  • Rash
  • Itching (pruritus)
  • Photosensitive drugs
  • Anemia
  • Vomiting
  • Reduced number of white blood cells
  • Shortness of breath
  • Increased bilirubin

The addition of protease inhibitors to PegIFN/RBV is associated with an additional decrease in red blood cells (anemia) and white blood cells (neutropenia) compared with PegIFN/RBV alone.

Daklinza commonly causes

Certain heart rhythm medications, especially amiodarone (Cordarone, Pacerone), can cause slow heart beat or heart block and should be avoided with daclatasvir.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/21/2016
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