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PedvaxHIB Side Effects

In clinical studies, common side effects of PedvaxHIB included crying, diarrhea, and soreness at the injection site. However, because the vaccine was not always given alone, it is hard to say for certain that these problems were directly related to PedvaxHIB. If your child experiences trouble breathing, unexplained swelling, or has not stopped crying after three hours, you should contact your healthcare provider right away.

An Introduction to PedvaxHIB Side Effects

As with all vaccines, side effects are possible with PedvaxHIB® (Hib vaccine). However, not everyone who receives the vaccination will have problems. In fact, most children tolerate it quite well. If adverse reactions do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with PedvaxHIB. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)

Common Side Effects of PedvaxHIB

PedvaxHIB has been studied thoroughly in clinical trials, and possible side effects were carefully documented. In these studies, the most common PedvaxHIB side effects included:
  • Irritability
  • Sleepiness
  • Soreness or pain at the injection site
  • Redness at the injection site
  • Swelling or a lump at the injection site
  • Crying
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Pain
  • Ear infection
  • Rash
  • Upper respiratory tract infection (such as the common cold).
The exact percentages of these side effects were not reported. In these studies, PedvaxHIB was usually given along with other childhood vaccines; as a result, it is impossible to say with certainty that any of the reported problems are truly a side effect of PedvaxHIB and not one of the other vaccines.
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