Poliovirus vaccine, inactivated Side Effects
Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Sep 15, 2022.
Applies to poliovirus vaccine, inactivated: injection suspension.
Serious side effects
Along with its needed effects, poliovirus vaccine, inactivated 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
- 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)
- Fever over 102° F (39° C)
Other side effects
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:
- loss of appetite
- 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.
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]
Very common (10% or more): Temperature over 102F (38%)
Common (1% to 10%): Persistent crying
Frequency not reported: Death
Postmarketing reports: Pyrexia[Ref]
Very common (10% or more): Irritability (64.5%), tiredness (60.7%) fussiness, sleepiness
Postmarketing reports: Agitation[Ref]
Very common (10% or more): Anorexia (16.6%)[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Guillain-Barre syndrome
Postmarketing reports: Arthralgia, myalgia[Ref]
More about poliovirus vaccine, inactivated
- Drug Information
- Poliovirus vaccine, inactivated Injection (Advanced Reading)
- Poliovirus Vaccine (Inactivated)
Related treatment guides
1. "Product Information. Ipol (poliovirus vaccine, inactivated)." Aventis Pharmaceuticals (2002):
2. Cerner Multum, Inc. "Australian Product Information." O 0
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Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.