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Understanding Side Effects


These are the most common side effects when PROMACTA is used in combination with other medicines to treat chronic hepatitis C:


  • low red blood cell count (anemia)
  • fever
  • tiredness
  • headache
  • nausea
  • diarrhea
  • decreased appetite
  • flu-like symptoms (influenza) including fever, headache, tiredness, cough, sore throat, and body aches
  • feeling weak
  • trouble sleeping
  • cough
  • itching
  • chills
  • muscle aches
  • hair loss
  • swelling in your ankles, feet, and legs


These are not all the possible side effects that may occur. If you experience any side effects, contact your doctor. For more information, please ask your doctor or pharmacist.