Poliovirus vaccine, inactivated Side Effects
Some side effects of poliovirus vaccine, inactivated 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 poliovirus vaccine, inactivated: injection injectable, injection suspension
Along with its needed effects, poliovirus vaccine, inactivated 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 poliovirus vaccine, inactivated:Symptoms of allergic reaction
- Difficulty with breathing or swallowing
- itching, especially of the feet or hands
- reddening of the skin, especially around ears
- swelling of the eyes, face, or inside of the nose
- unusual tiredness or weakness (sudden and severe)
- Fever over 102° F (39° C)
Some side effects of poliovirus vaccine, inactivated 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
- loss of appetite
- Itching or skin rash
- redness, soreness, hard lump, tenderness, or pain at the place of injection
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to poliovirus vaccine, inactivated: injectable suspension
Local side effects associated with intramuscular administration have included erythema, swelling, and tenderness at the injection site.
Other side effects have included fever >102.2 degrees F, irritability, tiredness, and persistent crying in infants following concomitant vaccination with poliovirus and DTP vaccine. The frequency and severity were similar to adverse effects for DTP vaccine alone.
Gastrointestinal side effects have included anorexia and vomiting in infants, following concomitant vaccination with poliovirus and DTP vaccine. The frequency and severity were similar to adverse effects for DTP vaccine alone.
Nervous system side effects temporally associated with a different inactivated poliovirus vaccine have included Guillain-Barre Barre syndrome.
More poliovirus vaccine, inactivated resources
- poliovirus vaccine, inactivated Injection Advanced Consumer (Micromedex) - Includes Dosage Information
- IPOL Prescribing Information (FDA)
- Ipol Concise Consumer Information (Cerner Multum)
- Ipol MedFacts Consumer Leaflet (Wolters Kluwer)
- Poliovirus Vaccine Inactivated Monograph (AHFS DI)
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