Signs of a Problem With Rebif
Some side effects with Rebif, while occurring infrequently, are potentially serious and should be reported immediately to your healthcare provider. These include but are not limited to:
- Depression (see Rebif and Depression)
- Suicidal thoughts or behavior
- Signs of liver problems, such as yellow eyes or skin (jaundice)
- Infection at the site of an injection
- Frequent infections, which may be a sign of low white blood cells
- Unusual bruising or bleeding, which may be a sign of low blood platelets
- Thyroid problems
- Chest pain, difficulty breathing, coughing, or other signs of heart problems
- Signs of an allergic reaction, including unexplained rash, hives, itching, unexplained swelling, wheezing, or difficulty breathing or swallowing.
You may experience some or none of the Rebif side effects listed in this article. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to tell whether any particular side effect (such as nausea) is caused by Rebif or other factors. Therefore, make sure to let your healthcare provider know if you develop any side effects while taking the drug or if something "just does not seem right." While it may not be a Rebif side effect, your healthcare provider will be able to diagnose and treat the problem.