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Ipol Side Effects

Generic Name: poliovirus vaccine, inactivated

Note: This document contains side effect information about poliovirus vaccine, inactivated. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Ipol.

For the Consumer

Applies to poliovirus vaccine, inactivated: injection injectable, injection suspension

Along with its needed effects, poliovirus vaccine, inactivated (the active ingredient contained in Ipol) 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 poliovirus vaccine, inactivated:

Symptoms of allergic reaction

  • Difficulty with breathing or swallowing
  • hives
  • itching, especially of the feet or hands
  • reddening of the skin, especially around ears
  • swelling of the eyes, face, or inside of the nose
  • unusual tiredness or weakness (sudden and severe)

More common

  • Fever over 102° F (39° C)

Some side effects of poliovirus vaccine, inactivated 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

  • Irritability
  • loss of appetite
  • tiredness

Less common

  • Itching or skin rash
  • redness, soreness, hard lump, tenderness, or pain at the place of injection

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to poliovirus vaccine, inactivated: injectable suspension

Local

Very common (10% or more): Injection site pain (34%), local tenderness (29.4%), local swelling (11.4%)
Common (1% to 10%): Local erythema
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Injection site mass
Postmarketing reports: Injection site reaction (including injection site rash)[Ref]

Other

Very common (10% or more): Temperature over 102F (38%)
Common (1% to 10%): Persistent crying
Frequency not reported: Death
Postmarketing reports: Pyrexia[Ref]

Psychiatric

Very common (10% or more): Irritability (64.5%), tiredness (60.7%) fussiness, sleepiness
Postmarketing reports: Agitation[Ref]

Metabolic

Very common (10% or more): Anorexia (16.6%)[Ref]

Gastrointestinal

Common (1% to 10%): Vomiting, diarrhea[Ref]

Nervous system

Frequency not reported: Guillain-Barre syndrome
Postmarketing reports: Convulsion, febrile convulsion, headache, paresthesia[Ref]

Hypersensitivity

Postmarketing reports: Type I hypersensitivity reaction (including allergic reaction, anaphylactic reaction, and anaphylactic shock)[Ref]

Musculoskeletal

Postmarketing reports: Arthralgia, myalgia[Ref]

Hematologic

Postmarketing reports: Lymphadenopathy[Ref]

Dermatologic

Postmarketing reports: Rash, urticaria[Ref]

References

1. "Product Information. Ipol (poliovirus vaccine, inactivated)." Aventis Pharmaceuticals, Swiftwater, PA.

2. 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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