Raltegravir Side Effects
What should I watch for?
Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular check ups. Discuss any new symptoms with your doctor. You will need to have important blood work done while on this medicine.
Common and Rare Side Effects
Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.
Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:
Less common or rare
Blood in the urine
burning or stinging of the skin
decreased frequency or amount of urine
general tiredness and weakness
joint pain, stiffness, or swelling
loss of appetite
lower back or side pain
pain in the groin or genitals
painful blisters on the trunk of the body
painful cold sores or blisters on the lips, nose, eyes, or genitals
redness of the skin
sharp back pain just below the ribs
swelling of the eyelids, face, lips, hands, lower legs, or feet
tightness in the chest
troubled breathing or swallowing
unusual tiredness or weakness
upper right stomach pain
yellow eyes and skin
Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:
Less common or rare
lack or loss of strength
stomach discomfort, upset, or pain
tenderness in the stomach area
thoughts of killing oneself or changes in behavior
Incidence not known
Delusions of persecution, mistrust, suspiciousness, or combativeness
fear or nervousness
Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.