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Vivotif Berna Side Effects

Generic Name: typhoid vaccine, live

Note: This page contains side effects data for the generic drug typhoid vaccine, live. It is possible that some of the dosage forms included below may not apply to the brand name Vivotif Berna.

It is possible that some side effects of Vivotif Berna 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 (the active ingredient contained in Vivotif Berna) 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


Of the side effects reported during clinical trials, only nausea occurred at a statistically greater frequency with the oral vaccine than with placebo.[Ref]


Gastrointestinal side effects have included abdominal pain (6.4%), nausea (5.8%), diarrhea (2.9%), and vomiting (1.5%).[Ref]


Other side effects have included headache (4.8%) and fever (3.3%).[Ref]


Dermatologic side effects have included rash (1.0%) and urticaria.[Ref]


Hypersensitivity reactions have included one case of nonfatal anaphylactic shock.[Ref]


1. "Product Information. Vivotif Berna (typhoid vaccine, live)" Berna, Coral Gables, FL.

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