What are the side effects of ritonavir?

Ritonavir can cause many serious side effects that require immediate medical attention. Seek medical attention right away if you have symptoms of an allergic reaction, including hives, swelling of the face, throat, lips or tongue and difficulty breathing.
Other side effects include: fever or sore throat, uneven or slow heart rate, feeling near to passing out, extreme thirst or increased urination, easy bleeding (including nosebleed or bleeding gums) or bruising, fever or chills, cough or flu symptoms which could be signs of a new infection. More side effects include: severe pain spreading from your upper stomach to your back, vomiting and nausea, fast heart rate or loss of appetite, low fever, dark urine, clay-colored stools and the yellowing of the skin and/or eyes (jaundice).
Some of the drug's less serious side effects include: changes in the shape or location of body fat (arms, legs, face, neck, breasts and/or waist), headaches, mood changes, mild nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain or numbness or tingling, particularly around your mouth.

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