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Influenza virus vaccine, h5n1 Side Effects

Applies to influenza virus vaccine, h5n1: intramuscular suspension

General

The most common adverse events were injection site pain, muscle aches, and irritability.[Ref]

Local

Very common (10% or more): Injection site pain (83%), injection site erythema (33.7%), injection site swelling (28.6%)
Common (1% to 10%): Injection site pruritus, injection site warmth
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Injection site reaction[Ref]

Musculoskeletal

Very common (10% or more): Muscle aches (45%), arthralgia (25%), joint pain (17.1%)
Rare (less than 0.1%): Polymyalgia rheumatic, rheumatoid arthritis[Ref]

Psychiatric

Very common (10% or more): Irritability/fussiness (82%)[Ref]

Nervous system

Very common (10% or more): Headache (35%), drowsiness (37.8%)
Common (1% to 10%): Dizziness
Rare (less than 0.1%): Convulsion, cerebrovascular accident, cranial nerve IV palsy, facial palsy, radiculitis, febrile convulsion[Ref]

Other

Very common (10% or more): Fatigue (34%), fever (22.4%), shivering (17%)[Ref]

Respiratory

Rare (less than 0.1%): Pulmonary embolism, rheumatoid lung[Ref]

Metabolic

Very common (10% or more): Loss of appetite (29.1%)[Ref]

Gastrointestinal

Very common (10% or more): Gastrointestinal reaction (nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and/or abdominal pain) (17.2%)
Common (1% to 10%): Gastroenteritis
Rare (less than 0.1%): Celiac disease, Crohn's disease[Ref]

Dermatologic

Very common (10% or more): Sweating (11%)
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Rash
Rare (less than 0.1%): Psoriasis, erythema nodosum, alopecia[Ref]

Ocular

Common (1% to 10%): Eye infections
Rare (less than 0.1%): Corneal transplant rejection[Ref]

Hepatic

Rare (less than 0.1%): Autoimmune hepatitis[Ref]

Cardiovascular

Rare (less than 0.1%): Temporal arteritis[Ref]

Oncologic

Rare (less than 0.1%): Thyroid cancer[Ref]

References

1. "Product Information. Influenza Virus Vaccine, H5N1, Inactivated (influenza virus vaccine, H5N1, inactivated)." GlaxoSmithKline, Research Triangle Park, NC.

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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