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Imovax Side Effects

What should I watch for?

This vaccine, like all vaccines, may not fully protect everyone.

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Common and Rare Side Effects

Along with its needed effects, a medicine 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:

Incidence not known

Burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings

confusion

cough

difficulty in moving

difficulty swallowing

fast heartbeat

feeling of discomfort

inflammation of joints

irritability

lack or loss of strength

muscle pain, stiffness, or weakness

paralysis or severe weakness of legs

puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue

rash

seizures

shortness of breath

skin rash, hives, or redness

stiffness of arms, legs, or neck

swollen, painful, or tender lymph glands in the neck, armpit, or groin

tightness in chest

unusual tiredness

vomiting

Some side effects 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

Chills

dizziness

fever

general feeling of discomfort or illness

headache

itching, pain, redness, or swelling at the injection site

muscle or joint aches

nausea

stomach or abdominal pain

Incidence not known

Bruising at the injection site

diarrhea

Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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