Recombivax HB Side Effects

Side Effects to Report

There are a number of rare but potentially serious side effects with Recombivax HB that you should report immediately to your healthcare provider. These include but are not limited to:
  • A high fever
  • Any unusual behavior changes in a child (aside from the usual fussiness that typically occurs after vaccinations)
  • A seizure
  • Persistent, inconsolable crying (in a child) lasting for three hours or more
  • Worsening of multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • Signs of an allergic reaction, such as:
    • An unexplained rash
    • Hives
    • Itching
    • Swelling of the mouth or throat
    • Wheezing
    • Difficulty breathing.

Rare Recombivax HB Side Effects

The side effects reported below occurred either in clinical studies (at a frequency of less than 1 percent) or were reported in postmarketing experience (reports of side effects from healthcare providers after the vaccine was approved). With any of these reactions, it is difficult (if not impossible) to know if they are actually linked to the vaccine. Many of these "side effects" are likely coincidental occurrences.
These rare side effects of Recombivax HB include but are not limited to:
  • Sweating
  • Achiness
  • Lightheadedness or dizziness
  • Chills
  • Flushing
  • Vomiting
  • Indigestion or heartburn
  • A spinning sensation (vertigo)
  • Unusual sensations, such as tingling or pricking (paresthesias)
  • Joint pain or muscle pain
  • Insomnia
  • Earache
  • Painful urination (dysuria)
  • Low blood pressure (hypotension)
  • Delayed allergic reactions (occurring days or weeks after vaccination)
  • Constipation
  • Migraines
  • Shingles
  • Hair loss
  • Inflammation and swelling of the brain (encephalitis)
  • Eczema.
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