Recombivax HB Side Effects

Common side effects of Recombivax HB include irritability, weakness, injection site reactions, and decreased appetite. However, in most cases, people tolerate the vaccine quite well. If you experience any serious problems after your vaccination, such as an unexplained rash, a high fever, or swelling of the throat, contact your healthcare provider immediately.

An Introduction to Recombivax HB Side Effects

As with all vaccines, side effects are possible with Recombivax HB® (hepatitis B vaccine). However, not everyone who receives the vaccine will have problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with Recombivax HB. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)

Common Side Effects of Recombivax HB

Recombivax HB has been studied thoroughly in clinical trials. In these studies, any possible side effects were carefully documented.
Based on the information from these studies, the most common Recombivax HB side effects (occurring in more than 1 percent of people) included:
  • Injection site reactions, such as redness, pain, or swelling
  • Irritability
  • Fever
  • Diarrhea
  • Fatigue or weakness
  • Decreased appetite
  • Runny nose
  • Headaches
  • Nausea
  • Sore throat
  • An upper respiratory tract infection, such as the common cold.
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Recombivax HB Vaccine Information

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