Hepatitis b adult vaccine Side Effects
Some side effects of hepatitis b adult vaccine may not be reported. Always consult your doctor or healthcare specialist for medical advice. You may also report side effects to the FDA.
For the Consumer
Applies to hepatitis b adult vaccine: intramuscular suspension
Along with its needed effects, hepatitis b adult vaccine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.
Check with your doctor or nurse immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking hepatitis b adult vaccine:More common
- Fever of 37.7 degrees C (100 degrees F) or higher
- Aches or pain in the joints, fever, or skin rash or welts (may occur days or weeks after receiving the vaccine)
- blurred vision or other vision changes
- difficulty with breathing or swallowing
- dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
- itching, especially of the feet or hands
- muscle weakness
- numbness or tingling of the arms and legs
- reddening of the skin, especially around the ears
- swelling of the eyes, face, or inside of the nose
- unusual tiredness or weakness (sudden and severe)
Some side effects of hepatitis b adult vaccine may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:More common
- soreness at the injection site
- Hard lump, redness, swelling, pain, itching, purple spot, tenderness, or warmth at the injection site
- unusual tiredness or weakness
- Aches or pain in the muscles
- back pain or stiffness or pain in neck or shoulder
- difficulty with moving
- feeling of warmth
- general feeling of discomfort or illness
- headache (mild), sore throat, runny nose, or fever (mild)
- increased sweating
- lack of appetite or decreased appetite
- nausea or vomiting
- redness of the face, neck, arms, and occasionally, upper chest
- sleepiness or unusual drowsiness
- stomach cramps or pain
- sudden redness of skin
- swelling of glands in the armpit or neck
- trouble with sleeping
- unable to sleep
- weight loss
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to hepatitis b adult vaccine: intramuscular suspension
Hepatitis B vaccine is generally well-tolerated. Most side effects were mild and primarily included injection site reactions and fatigue.
Respiratory side effects have included rhinitis, cough, pharyngitis, upper respiratory tract illness, influenza-like symptoms, and bronchospasm including asthma-like symptoms.
Other side effects have included fatigue, fever, chills, flushing, lightheadedness, sweating, weakness, malaise, tinnitus, and earache.
Ocular side effects have included optic neuritis, conjunctivitis, keratitis, and visual disturbances.
Nervous system side effects have included headache, dizziness, vertigo, somnolence, insomnia, irritability, agitation, migraine, syncope, paresis, neuropathy, hypoesthesia, paresthesia, convulsions, encephalitis, Guillain-Barre syndrome, radiculopathy, herpes zoster, muscle weakness, multiple sclerosis, exacerbation of multiple sclerosis, Bell's palsy, optic sclerosis, myelitis, and transverse myelitis.
Musculoskeletal side effects have included arthritis, arthralgia, myalgia, back pain, and pain or stiffness in the arm, shoulder, or neck.
Local side effects have included soreness, redness, swelling, induration, pain, pruritus, warmth, nodule formation, and ecchymosis at the injection site.
Hypersensitivity reactions have included anaphylaxis, anaphylactoid reactions, rash, pruritus, urticaria, edema, dyspnea, chest discomfort, bronchial spasm, palpitation, hypotension, erythema multiforme, Stevens-Johnson syndrome, angioedema, arthritis, and serum sickness-like syndrome (arthralgia, arthritis, fever, urticaria, erythema multiforme, ecchymoses, and erythema nodosum).
Hepatic side effects have included abnormal liver function tests.
Hematologic side effects have included lymphadenopathy, thrombocytopenia, and increased erythrocyte sedimentation rate.
Gastrointestinal side effects have included diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, cramps, anorexia, constipation, and dyspepsia.
Dermatologic side effects have included rash, urticaria, petechiae, erythema, hyperhidrosis, angioedema, eczema, herpes zoster, erythema nodosum, purpura, alopecia, and Stevens-Johnson syndrome.
Cardiovascular side effects have included syncope, hypotension, tachycardia, and palpitations.
Immunologic side effects including liver transplant rejection, diarrhea infections, pneumonia, and sepsis have been reported in greater than 10% of patients.
Genitourinary side effects have included dysuria.
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