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Vivotif Side Effects

Generic name: typhoid vaccine, live

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Aug 26, 2022.

Note: This document contains side effect information about typhoid vaccine, live. Some dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Vivotif.

Applies to typhoid vaccine, live: oral capsule, oral capsule delayed release.

Serious side effects of Vivotif

Along with its needed effects, typhoid vaccine, live (the active ingredient contained in Vivotif) 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 immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking typhoid vaccine, live:

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

Other side effects of Vivotif

Some side effects of typhoid vaccine, live 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:

Less common or rare

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to typhoid vaccine, live: oral delayed release capsule.

General

The most common adverse events were abdominal pain, nausea, headache, fever, diarrhea, vomiting, and skin rash.[Ref]

Gastrointestinal

Common (1% to 10%): Abdominal pain, nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, constipation, abdominal cramps[Ref]

Other

Common (1% to 10%): Fever, influenza-like illness

Postmarketing reports: Asthenia, malaise, tiredness, shivering[Ref]

Dermatologic

Common (1% to 10%): Skin rash, urticarial exanthema

Postmarketing reports: Urticaria in the trunk and/or extremities, dermatitis, exanthema, pruritus, urticaria[Ref]

Nervous system

Common (1% to 10%): Headache

Postmarketing reports: Paresthesia, dizziness[Ref]

Hypersensitivity

Postmarketing reports: Non-fatal anaphylactic shock, anaphylaxis[Ref]

Musculoskeletal

Postmarketing reports: Arthralgia, myalgia[Ref]

Metabolic

Postmarketing reports: Anorexia[Ref]

References

1. "Product Information. Vivotif Berna (typhoid vaccine, live)." Crucell Vaccine Inc (2001):

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

3. 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.