Diphtheria toxoid / haemophilus b conjugate (prp-t) vaccine / pertussis, acellular / poliovirus vaccine, inactivated / tetanus toxoid Side Effects

Not all side effects for diphtheria toxoid / haemophilus b conjugate (prp-t) vaccine / pertussis, acellular / poliovirus vaccine, inactivated / tetanus toxoid 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 diphtheria toxoid / haemophilus b conjugate (prp-t) vaccine / pertussis, acellular / poliovirus vaccine, inactivated / tetanus toxoid: intramuscular powder for suspension, intramuscular suspension

In addition to its needed effects, some unwanted effects may be caused by diphtheria toxoid / haemophilus b conjugate (prp-t) vaccine / pertussis, acellular / poliovirus vaccine, inactivated / tetanus toxoid. In the event that any of these side effects do occur, they may require medical attention.

You should check with your doctor immediately if any of these side effects occur when taking diphtheria toxoid / haemophilus b conjugate (prp-t) vaccine / pertussis, acellular / poliovirus vaccine, inactivated / tetanus toxoid:

More common
  • Abdominal or stomach pain
  • chest pain
  • confusion
  • coughing or shortness of breath
  • crying, persistent and inconsolable, occurring within 48 hours and lasting 3 or more hours
  • decreased urination
  • diarrhea
  • dizziness
  • dry mouth
  • fainting
  • fever
  • increase in heart rate
  • lightheadedness
  • loss of appetite
  • nausea
  • noisy breathing
  • rapid breathing
  • shortness of breath
  • sneezing
  • sore throat
  • sunken eyes
  • thirst
  • tightness in the chest
  • unusual tiredness or weakness
  • wrinkled skin
Incidence not known
  • Bluish color of the fingernails, lips, skin, palms, or nail beds
  • chills
  • cold or flu-like symptoms
  • drowsiness
  • fast heartbeat
  • general feeling of illness
  • hives
  • hoarseness
  • irritation
  • itching
  • joint pain, stiffness, or swelling
  • rash
  • redness of the skin
  • runny nose
  • severe headache
  • slow breathing
  • sneezing
  • stiff neck or back
  • stuffy nose
  • swelling of the eyelids, face, lips, hands, or feet

Some of the side effects that can occur with diphtheria toxoid / haemophilus b conjugate (prp-t) vaccine / pertussis, acellular / poliovirus vaccine, inactivated / tetanus toxoid 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
  • Irritability
  • tenderness at the injection site
  • unusual drowsiness, dullness, tiredness, weakness, or feeling of sluggishness
Incidence not known
  • Bleeding, blistering, burning, coldness, discoloration of the skin, feeling of pressure, hives, infection, inflammation, itching, lumps, numbness, pain, rash, redness, scarring, soreness, stinging, swelling, tenderness, tingling, ulceration, or warmth at the injection site
  • change in skin color at the injection site
  • paleness of the skin
  • sleepiness or unusual drowsiness
  • vomiting

For Healthcare Professionals

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

Cardiovascular

Cardiovascular side effects have included cyanosis, and pallor.[Ref]

Dermatologic

Dermatologic side effects have included erythema and skin discoloration.[Ref]

Gastrointestinal

Gastrointestinal side effects have included vomiting, diarrhea, decreased appetite, gastroenteritis, and dehydration.[Ref]

General

General side effects have included fever, decreased activity, lethargy, inconsolable crying, fussiness, screaming, and irritability.[Ref]

Hypersensitivity

Hypersensitivity side effects have included rash and urticaria.[Ref]

Local

Local side effects have included redness, swelling, tenderness, and an increase in arm circumference.[Ref]

Nervous system

Nervous system side effects have included hypotonic-hyporesponsive episodes, seizures, depressed level of consciousness, encephalopathy, meningitis, and somnolence.[Ref]

Respiratory

Respiratory side effects have included rhinitis, bronchiolitis, pneumonia, apnea, and cough.[Ref]

References

1. "Product Information. Pentacel (diphth/haemophilus/pertussis/tetanus/polio)." sanofi pasteur, Swiftwater, PA.

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