[Management of side effects during antiviral therapy].

  title={[Management of side effects during antiviral therapy].},
  author={Aleksandar Vcev},
  journal={Acta medica Croatica : casopis Hravatske akademije medicinskih znanosti},
  volume={63 5},
  • Aleksandar Vcev
  • Published 2009 in
    Acta medica Croatica : casopis Hravatske…
The adverse effects of antiviral drugs are dose dependent and often reversible. The major side effects include influenza-like symptoms, hematologic abnormalities and neuropsychiatric symptoms. The influenza-like syndrome can be prevented by paracetamol taken at the time of injection. Psychiatric adverse effects range from irritability to severe depressive syndrome. Antidepressants such as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors may be useful. Adverse hematologic effects can occur very early… CONTINUE READING