ActHIB with DPT Side Effects

Generic Name: diphtheria toxoid / haemophilus b conjugate (prp-t) vaccine / pertussis, acellular / tetanus toxoid

Note: This page contains information about the side effects of diphtheria toxoid / haemophilus b conjugate (prp-t) vaccine / pertussis, acellular / tetanus toxoid. Some of the dosage forms included on this document may not apply to the brand name ActHIB with DPT.

Not all side effects for ActHIB with DPT may be reported. You should always consult a doctor or healthcare professional for medical advice. Side effects can be reported to the FDA here.

Applies to diphtheria toxoid / haemophilus b conjugate (prp-t) vaccine / pertussis, acellular / tetanus toxoid: intramuscular suspension

Your child should not receive a booster vaccine if he or she had a life-threatening allergic reaction after the first shot.

Keep track of any and all side effects your child has after receiving this vaccine. When the child receives a booster dose, you will need to tell the doctor if the previous shots caused any side effects.

Becoming infected with diphtheria, haemophilus influenzae, pertussis, or tetanus is much more dangerous to your child's health than receiving the vaccine to protect against these diseases. Like any medicine, this vaccine can cause side effects, but the risk of serious side effects is extremely low.

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction while taking diphtheria toxoid / haemophilus b conjugate (prp-t) vaccine / pertussis, acellular / tetanus toxoid: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Call your doctor at once if the child has any of these serious side effects:

  • extreme drowsiness, fainting;

  • fussiness, irritability, crying for an hour or longer;

  • seizure (black-out or convulsions); or

  • high fever.

Less serious side effects of diphtheria toxoid / haemophilus b conjugate (prp-t) vaccine / pertussis, acellular / tetanus toxoid may include:

  • redness, pain, tenderness, or swelling where the shot was given;

  • low fever;

  • mild fussiness or crying;

  • headache or tiredness;

  • joint pain, body aches;

  • loss of appetite; or

  • mild nausea, diarrhea, or vomiting.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Tell your doctor about any unusual or bothersome side effect.

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