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Typhoid vaccine, live Side Effects

It is possible that some side effects of typhoid vaccine, live may not have been reported. These can be reported to the FDA here. Always consult a healthcare professional for medical advice.

For the Consumer

Applies to typhoid vaccine, live: oral capsule, oral capsule delayed release

As well as its needed effects, typhoid vaccine, live may cause unwanted side effects that require medical attention.

If any of the following side effects occur while taking typhoid vaccine, live, check with your doctor immediately:

  • Difficulty with breathing or swallowing
  • hives
  • itching, especially of the feet or hands
  • reddening of the skin, especially around the ears
  • swelling of the eyes, face, or inside of the nose
  • unusual tiredness or weakness that is sudden and severe

Some typhoid vaccine, live side effects may not need any medical attention. As your body gets used to the medicine these side effects may disappear. Your health care professional may be able to help you prevent or reduce these side effects, but do check with them if any of the following side effects continue, or if you are concerned about them:

Less common or rare
  • Diarrhea
  • fever
  • nausea
  • skin rash
  • stomach cramps or pain
  • vomiting

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to typhoid vaccine, live: oral delayed release capsule


The most common adverse events were abdominal pain, nausea, headache, fever, diarrhea, vomiting, and skin rash.[Ref]


Common (1% to 10%): Abdominal pain, nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, constipation, abdominal cramps[Ref]


Common (1% to 10%): Fever, influenza-like illness
Postmarketing reports: Asthenia, malaise, tiredness, shivering[Ref]


Common (1% to 10%): Skin rash, urticarial exanthema
Postmarketing reports: Urticaria in the trunk and/or extremities, dermatitis, exanthema, pruritus, urticaria[Ref]

Nervous system

Common (1% to 10%): Headache
Postmarketing reports: Paresthesia, dizziness[Ref]


Postmarketing reports: Non-fatal anaphylactic shock, anaphylaxis[Ref]


Postmarketing reports: Arthralgia, myalgia[Ref]


Postmarketing reports: Anorexia[Ref]


1. Cerner Multum, Inc. "Australian Product Information." O 0

2. Cerner Multum, Inc. "UK Summary of Product Characteristics." O 0

3. "Product Information. Vivotif Berna (typhoid vaccine, live)" Crucell Vaccine Inc, Coral Gables, FL.

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