Zostavax Side Effects
Generic name: zoster vaccine live
Note: This document contains side effect information about zoster vaccine live. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Zostavax.
Some side effects of Zostavax 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 zoster vaccine live: parenteral for injection for sub-q use
Side effects include:
Injection site reactions (erythema, pain/tenderness, swelling, pruritus, warmth, hematoma, induration), headache, extremity pain.
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to zoster vaccine live: subcutaneous powder for injection
Cardiovascular side effects have included angina pectoris, coronary artery disease, coronary occlusion, cardiovascular disorder, myocardial ischemia, congestive heart failure, and myocardial infarction.
Local side effects have included injection site erythema, pain, tenderness, swelling, hematoma, pruritus, and warmth.
Nervous system side effects have included headache and asthenia.
Respiratory side effects have included pulmonary edema, respiratory infection, respiratory disorder, and asthma exacerbation.
Dermatologic side effects have included zoster-like and varicella-like rashes and skin disorders.
Gastrointestinal side effects have included diarrhea.
General side effects have included fever, flu syndrome, and rhinitis.
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