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Hiberix Side Effects

Although most children do not experience any side effects after getting Hiberix, problems are possible. The most common side effects seen with the vaccine during clinical studies included fever, fussiness, and redness at the injection site. Some of the rare but potentially serious side effects that require medical attention include high fever, collapsing, and seizures.

An Introduction to Hiberix Side Effects

As with all vaccines, side effects are possible with Hiberix® (Hib vaccine). However, not everyone who receives the vaccine will have problems. In fact, most children tolerate it quite 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.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with the vaccine. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list of Hiberix side effects with you.)

Common Side Effects of Hiberix

Hiberix has been studied thoroughly in clinical trials. In these studies, Hiberix was given at the same time as other routine childhood immunizations. Possible side effects were carefully documented.
In these studies, the most common side effects with Hiberix (plus other routine immunizations) included:
  • Fever -- in up to 34.8 percent of children
  • Fussiness -- up to 25.9 percent
  • Redness at the injection site -- up to 24.5 percent
  • Loss of appetite -- up to 22.9 percent
  • Restlessness -- up to 21.8 percent
  • Pain at the injection site -- up to 20.5 percent.
Other common side effects (occurring in 4.9 to 19.9 percent of children) included:
  • Swelling
  • Drowsiness
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting.
Care must be taken when interpreting this data, since Hiberix was often given along with other vaccines. For instance, it is not accurate to say that Hiberix caused fever in 34.8 percent of children, since the vaccine was given along with other childhood vaccines at the same time. The other vaccines likely contributed somewhat to the side effects seen.
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