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Adenovirus vaccine Side Effects

For the Consumer

Applies to adenovirus vaccine: oral tablets

Side effects include:

Upper respiratory tract infection, headache, nasal congestion, pharyngolaryngeal pain (sore throat), cough, arthralgia, GI effects (abdominal pain, nausea, diarrhea, vomiting).

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to adenovirus vaccine: oral tablet

General

The most common adverse events were upper respiratory tract infections, headache, nasal congestion, pharyngolaryngeal pain, cough, arthralgia, nausea, abdominal pain, diarrhea, and vomiting.[Ref]

Respiratory

Very common (10% or more): Nasal congestion (15.3%), pharyngolaryngeal pain (12.9%), cough (12.4%)
Common (1% to 10%): Rhinorrhea[Ref]

Gastrointestinal

Very common (10% or more): Abdominal pain upper (14.6%), nausea (13.6%), diarrhea (10.2%)
Rare (less than 0.1%): Gastroenteritis, febrile gastroenteritis, gastritis, hematochezia[Ref]

Other

Very common (10% or more): Upper respiratory tract infection (37.5%)
Common (1% to 10%): Pyrexia (temperature of 100.5F or higher), pain in extremity[Ref]

Nervous system

Very common (10% or more): Headache (29.5%)[Ref]

Musculoskeletal

Very common (10% or more): Arthralgia (17.3%)
Common (1% to 10%): Chills[Ref]

Immunologic

Rare (less than 0.1%): Pneumonia, appendicitis[Ref]

Genitourinary

Rare (less than 0.1%): Hematuria[Ref]

References

1. "Product Information. Adenovirus Vaccine Type 4 and Type 7 (adenovirus vaccine, live)." Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, North Wales, PA.

Not all side effects for adenovirus vaccine may be reported. You should always consult a doctor or healthcare professional for medical advice. Side effects can be reported to the FDA here.

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