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Infrequently, temporary symptoms such as fainting/dizziness/lightheadedness, vision changes, numbness/tingling, or seizure-like movements have happened after vaccine injections. Tell your health care provider right away if you have any of these symptoms soon after receiving an injection. Sitting or lying down may relieve symptoms.
Remember that your health care professional has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.
Tell your doctor right away if any of these rare but serious side effects occur: high fever (105 degrees F/40 degrees C or higher), numbness/tingling, muscle weakness, difficulty breathing, seizures.
A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.
This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact the doctor or pharmacist.
Contact the doctor for medical advice about side effects. The following numbers do not provide medical advice, but in the US you may report side effects to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) at 1-800-822-7967. In Canada, you may call the Vaccine Safety Section at Public Health Agency of Canada at 1-866-844-0018.
Read the Kinrix (diptheria and tetanus toxoids and acellular pertussis adsorbed and inactivated poliovirus vaccine) Side Effects Center for a complete guide to possible side effects
PRECAUTIONS: Before receiving the vaccine, tell the health care professional if you are allergic to it; or to any other vaccine; or to neomycin or polymyxin B; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients (such as latex), which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
Before receiving this vaccination, tell the health care professional your medical history, especially of: current fever/illness, bleeding/blood clotting problems (such as hemophilia, low platelets), immune system problems (such as HIV infection), cancer, brain/nervous system disorders (such as seizures), history of Guillain-Barre syndrome.
During pregnancy, this vaccine should be used only when clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
It is unknown if this vaccine passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
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