ActHIB Side Effects
Generic Name: haemophilus b conjugate (prp-t) vaccine
Note: This page contains information about the side effects of haemophilus b conjugate (prp-t) vaccine. Some of the dosage forms included on this document may not apply to the brand name ActHIB.
Not all side effects for ActHIB may be reported. You should always consult a doctor or healthcare professional for medical advice. Side effects can be reported to the FDA here.
For the Consumer
Applies to haemophilus b conjugate (prp-t) vaccine: intramuscular powder for solution, intramuscular powder for suspension, intramuscular solution
In addition to its needed effects, some unwanted effects may be caused by haemophilus b conjugate (prp-t) vaccine (the active ingredient contained in ActHIB). In the event that any of these side effects do occur, they may require medical attention.
If any of the following side effects occur while taking haemophilus b conjugate (prp-t) vaccine, check with your doctor or nurse immediately:More common
- loss of appetite
- redness or swelling in the ear
- Chest pain
- convulsions (seizures)
- fever over 102 degrees F (39 degrees C)
- lack or loss of strength
- shortness of breath
- sore throat
- tightness in the chest
- troubled breathing
- Bluish lips or skin
- fast heartbeat
- itching (especially of the feet or hands)
- large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
- puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
- reddening of the skin (especially around the ears)
- skin rash
- swelling of the eyes, face, or inside of the nose
- swollen, painful, or tender lymph glands in the neck, armpit, or groin
- unusual tiredness or weakness (sudden and severe)
Some of the side effects that can occur with haemophilus b conjugate (prp-t) vaccine may not need medical attention. As your body adjusts to the medicine during treatment these side effects may go away. Your health care professional may also be able to tell you about ways to reduce or prevent some of these side effects. If any of the following side effects continue, are bothersome or if you have any questions about them, check with your health care professional:More common
- Fever less than 102 degrees F (39 degrees C)
- redness, pain, swelling, tenderness, or warm feeling at the injection site
- reduced physical activity
- Prolonged crying lasting more than 4 hours
- unusual high-pitched crying
- Hives or welts
- sleepiness or unusual drowsiness
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to haemophilus b conjugate (prp-t) vaccine: intramuscular powder for injection
Local side effects have included local pain, redness, swelling, tenderness at the injection site.
Nervous system side effects have included irritability, drowsiness, and lethargy.
Gastrointestinal side effects have included anorexia, vomiting, and diarrhea.
General side effects have included fever greater than 100.8°F, persistent crying, and unusual crying.
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