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Hiberix Side Effects

Generic Name: haemophilus b conjugate (prp-t) vaccine

Note: This document contains side effect information about haemophilus b conjugate (prp-t) vaccine. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Hiberix.

For the Consumer

Applies to haemophilus b conjugate (prp-t) vaccine: intramuscular powder for solution, intramuscular powder for suspension, intramuscular solution

Along with its needed effects, haemophilus b conjugate (prp-t) vaccine (the active ingredient contained in Hiberix) 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 haemophilus b conjugate (prp-t) vaccine:

More common Less common
  • Earache
  • redness or swelling in the ear
Rare
  • Chest pain
  • chills
  • convulsions (seizures)
  • cough
  • fever over 102 degrees F (39 degrees C)
  • lack or loss of strength
  • shortness of breath
  • sneezing
  • sore throat
  • tightness in the chest
  • troubled breathing
  • wheezing
Incidence not known
  • Bluish lips or skin
  • dizziness
  • fast heartbeat
  • hives
  • itching (especially of the feet or hands)
  • large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
  • puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  • reddening of the skin (especially around the ears)
  • skin rash
  • swelling of the eyes, face, or inside of the nose
  • swollen, painful, or tender lymph glands in the neck, armpit, or groin
  • unusual tiredness or weakness (sudden and severe)

Some side effects of haemophilus b conjugate (prp-t) vaccine 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
  • Fever less than 102 degrees F (39 degrees C)
  • irritability
  • redness, pain, swelling, tenderness, or warm feeling at the injection site
  • reduced physical activity
  • restlessness
  • sleepiness
Less common
  • Prolonged crying lasting more than 4 hours
  • unusual high-pitched crying
Incidence not known
  • Hives or welts
  • sleepiness or unusual drowsiness

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to haemophilus b conjugate (prp-t) vaccine: intramuscular powder for injection

General

The most common adverse events were pain and redness at the injection site, irritability, drowsiness, fever, loss of appetite, fussiness, and restlessness. Most symptoms occur in the first 48 hours, are mild, and resolve spontaneously.[Ref]

Local

Very common (10% or more): Pain (49.4%), redness (29.4%), tenderness (20%), swelling (18.7%)
Common (1% to 10%): Induration
Very rare (less than 0.01%): Extensive swelling of vaccinated limb, injection site induration[Ref]

Nervous system

Very common (10% or more): Drowsiness (59.9%), decreased activity/lethargy (51.1%), sleepiness (19.9%)
Rare (less than 0.1%): Seizure with apnea, convulsion
Very rare (less than 0.01%): Convulsions (with or without fever), hypotonic-hyporesponsive episode (e.g. sudden onset of hypotonia, hyporesponsiveness, and pallor or cyanosis), somnolence, syncope, vasovagal responses to injection[Ref]

Psychiatric

Very common (10% or more): Irritability (70.4%), fussiness (25.9%), restlessness (21.8%)
Common (1% to 10%): Nervousness
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Emotional lability, insomnia[Ref]

Other

Very common (10% or more): Inconsolable crying (58.5%), fever (34.8%)
Common (1% to 10%): Otitis media
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Asthenia, fatigue, injury
Postmarketing reports: Peripheral edema[Ref]

Metabolic

Very common (10% or more): Loss of appetite (28.7%)[Ref]

Gastrointestinal

Very common (10% or more): Diarrhea (14.6%), vomiting
Common (1% to 10%): Gastroenteritis
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Abdominal pain[Ref]

Dermatologic

Common (1% to 10%): Rash erythematous
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Sweating increased, purpura
Very rare (less than 0.01%): Angioedema, rash, urticaria
Postmarketing reports: Pruritus[Ref]

Respiratory

Common (1% to 10%): Rhinitis, coughing, respiratory disorder, upper respiratory tract infection, bronchitis
Rare (less than 0.1%): Bilateral pneumonia
Very rare (less than 0.01%): Apnea in very premature infants[Ref]

Hypersensitivity

Rare (less than 0.1%): Allergic reactions (including anaphylactic and anaphylactoid reactions)
Postmarketing reports: Other allergic/hypersensitivity reactions (including urticaria, angioedema)[Ref]

Musculoskeletal

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Spastic paralysis[Ref]

Ocular

Common (1% to 10%): Conjunctivitis[Ref]

Immunologic

Common (1% to 10%): Viral infection[Ref]

References

1. "Product Information. ActHIB (haemophilus b conjugate (PRP-T) vaccine)." sanofi pasteur, Swiftwater, PA.

2. "Product Information. Hiberix (haemophilus b conjugate (PRP-T) vaccine)." GlaxoSmithKline, Research Triangle Park, NC.

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

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

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.

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