diphtheria/tetanus/acellular pertussis (adult) - injection (cont.)
SIDE EFFECTS: Headache, tiredness, body aches, nausea, diarrhea, fever, chills, vomiting, pain/swelling/redness at the injection site, or sore/swollen joints may occur. Acetaminophen or ibuprofen may be used to reduce soreness. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.Remember that your doctor 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 immediately if any of these rare but very serious side effects occur: difficulty breathing, high fever (higher than 104 degrees F/40 degrees C), numbness/tingling, muscle weakness, inability to move (paralysis).A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention 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 your doctor or pharmacist.Contact your 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 report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
PRECAUTIONS: Before receiving this vaccination, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to any other vaccines; or to latex; or if you have any other allergies.This medication should not be used if you have certain medical conditions. Before using this medicine, consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have: uncontrolled seizures or other nervous system disorder (e.g., encephalopathy), history of severe reaction to vaccine (e.g., paralysis, encephalopathy).Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: bleeding disorders (e.g., hemophilia, low platelets), history of Guillain-Barre syndrome, immune system disorders (e.g., autoimmune disorders, radiation treatment), current illness/infection, seizures (e.g., epilepsy controlled by medication, febrile seizures), other nervous system disorders (e.g., paralysis, numbness/tingling, severe drowsiness, confusion), previous reactions to any vaccine (e.g., high fever, seizures).During pregnancy, this medication should be used only when clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.It is not known whether this drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
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