Does Paxlovid have side effects?

Possible Paxlovid side effects include:

  • Allergic reactions (hives, throat tightness, trouble swallowing, rash)
  • Liver problems (jaundice, dark urine, pale stool, itchy stomach)
  • Resistance to HIV medication

Less common Paxlovid side effects may include:

  • Altered taste
  • Diarrhea
  • High blood pressure
  • Muscle aches
  • Abdominal pain
  • Nausea

Contact your healthcare provider if you have any side effects that bother you or do not go away. You can report any side effects to the FDA online or by calling 1.800.FDA.1088.

If you can also contact Pfizer directly, either online or by calling 1.800.438.1985.

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