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IPOL Side Effects

Serious Side Effects Seen With IPOL

There are a number of rare but serious IPOL side effects that you should report to your child's healthcare provider. These include but are not limited to:
  • A high fever
  • Any unusual behavioral changes (aside from the usual fussiness that typically occurs after vaccinations)
  • Weakness, tingling, or paralysis (which may be signs of Guillain-Barré syndrome)
  • Signs of an allergic reaction, such as:
    • An unexplained rash
    • Hives
    • Itching
    • Swelling of the mouth or throat
    • Wheezing
    • Difficulty breathing.
It is important to note that unlike the older oral polio vaccine, which is a live vaccine, IPOL cannot cause polio since it contains inactivated (killed) viruses.

Final Thoughts on IPOL Side Effects

You or your child may experience some or none of the side effects with IPOL listed in this article. Unfortunately, there is no way for your healthcare provider to know beforehand if you will have side effects from a medicine that you have never tried.
Therefore, make sure to let your healthcare provider know if you or your child develops any problems while taking IPOL or if something "just does not seem right." While it may not be an IPOL side effect, your healthcare provider will be able to diagnose and treat the problem.
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