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Quadracel Side Effects

Generic Name: diphtheria toxoid / pertussis, acellular / poliovirus vaccine, inactivated / tetanus toxoid

Note: This page contains side effects data for the generic drug diphtheria toxoid / pertussis, acellular / poliovirus vaccine, inactivated / tetanus toxoid. It is possible that some of the dosage forms included below may not apply to the brand name Quadracel.

For the Consumer

Applies to diphtheria toxoid / pertussis, acellular / poliovirus vaccine, inactivated / tetanus toxoid: intramuscular suspension

As well as its needed effects, diphtheria toxoid / pertussis, acellular / poliovirus vaccine, inactivated / tetanus toxoid may cause unwanted side effects that require medical attention.

If any of the following side effects occur while taking diphtheria toxoid / pertussis, acellular / poliovirus vaccine, inactivated / tetanus toxoid, check with your doctor or nurse immediately:

Rare
  • Abdominal or stomach pain
  • blurred vision
  • confusion
  • decreased urination
  • diarrhea
  • difficulty having a bowel movement (stool)
  • dizziness
  • dry mouth
  • fainting
  • fast heartbeat
  • fever
  • inability to speak
  • irritability
  • itching, pain, redness, swelling, tenderness, or warmth on the skin
  • lightheadedness
  • loss of appetite
  • muscle twitching
  • nausea
  • rapid breathing
  • restlessness
  • seizures
  • severe or sudden headache
  • slurred speech
  • sunken eyes
  • swelling of the feet or lower legs
  • temporary blindness
  • thirst
  • unusual tiredness or weakness
  • weakness
  • weakness in the arm and/or leg on one side of the body, sudden and severe
  • wrinkled skin
Incidence not known:
  • Black, tarry stools
  • bleeding gums
  • blood in the urine or stools
  • bluish lips or skin
  • collapse or shock-like state
  • cough
  • difficulty swallowing
  • hives
  • large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
  • pinpoint red spots on the skin
  • puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  • skin rash
  • slow breathing
  • swollen, painful, or tender lymph glands in neck, armpit, or groin
  • tightness in the chest
  • unusual bleeding or bruising

Minor Side Effects

Some diphtheria toxoid / pertussis, acellular / poliovirus vaccine, inactivated / tetanus toxoid side effects may not need any medical attention. As your body gets used to the medicine these side effects may disappear. Your health care professional may be able to help you prevent or reduce these side effects, but do check with them if any of the following side effects continue, or if you are concerned about them:

More common:
  • Loss of appetite
  • pain, redness, or swelling at the injection site
  • sleepiness

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to diphtheria toxoid / pertussis, acellular / poliovirus vaccine, inactivated / tetanus toxoid: intramuscular suspension

General

General side effects have included drowsiness, fever, and loss of appetite.[Ref]

Hypersensitivity

Hypersensitivity side effects have included anaphylactoid reactions, anaphylaxis, angioedema, and urticaria, apnea, collapse or shocklike state (hypotonic-hyporesponsive episode), convulsions (with or without fever), lymphadenopathy, and thrombocytopenia.[Ref]

Local

Local side effects have included pain, redness, swelling, and increase in arm circumference.[Ref]

Gastrointestinal

Gastrointestinal side effects have included gastroenteritis and dehydration.[Ref]

Dermatologic

Dermatologic side effects have included pruritus.[Ref]

References

1. "Product Information. Kinrix (diphtheria/pertussis,acel/tetanus/polio)." GlaxoSmithKline, Research Triangle Park, NC.

It is possible that some side effects of Quadracel may not have been reported. These can be reported to the FDA here. Always consult a healthcare professional for medical advice.

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