As with any vaccine, Adacel may cause side effects. However, not everyone who receives the vaccine will experience side effects (most people actually tolerate it well). If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
Some of the most common side effects include, but are not limited to:
(Click Adacel Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects that you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
Adacel can potentially interact with a few medications or other vaccines (see Adacel Drug Interactions).
You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to receiving the Adacel vaccine if you have:
- An immune-suppressing condition such as HIV or AIDS, diabetes, or cancer
- Had any sort of a reaction to any vaccine in the past
- Epilepsy or any other nervous system disorder
- An illness or infection (such as the flu)
- Guillain-Barré syndrome
- Had a recent stroke
- Any allergies, including allergies to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Adacel and Pregnancy)
- Breastfeeding (see Adacel and Breastfeeding).
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medicines you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Adacel Warnings and Precautions to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)