HEPATITIS B "RECOMBIVAX HB" POST MARKET ADVERSE REACTIONS

The Hepatitis B "RECOMBIVAX HB" vaccine is made by manufacturer Merck. This page shows the POST MARKET Adverse Reactions listed on the Manufacturers Insert (that you do not receive)


* Because these reactions are reported voluntarily from a population of uncertain size, it is not possible to reliably estimate their frequency or establish a causal relationship to a vaccine exposure. 


IMMUNE SYSTEM DISORDERS:

1. ANAPHYLACTIC / ANAPHYLACTOID REACTIONS (severe allergic reaction may cause death)

2. BRONCHOSPASM

3. URTICARIA (Hives)

4. HYPERSENSITIVITY SYNDROME (a reaction to proteins derived from a non-human animal source. Can cause death)

5. ARTHRALGIA (joint pain)

6. ARTHRITIS

7. FEVER

8. ERYTHEMA MULTIFORM (skin reaction)

9. ECCYMOSIS (spot of bleeding larger than 1 cm)

10. ERYTHEMA NODOSUM (inflammation of fat cells under the skin)

11. LUPS "SLE" (immune system attacks, injures, destroys organs & tissues)

12. VASCULITIS (inflammation destroys blood vessels)

13. POLYARTHRITIS NODOSA (inflammation of blood vessels)

GASTROINTESTINAL DISORDERS: 

1. ELEVATION OF LIVER ENZYMES

2. CONSTIPATION

NERVOUS SYSTEM DISORDERS: 

1. GUILLAIN-BARRE SYNDROME (progressive muscle weakness)

2. MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS "M.S" / EXACERBATION OF MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS (long-lasting disease that affect your brain, spinal cord, optic nerves)

3. MYELITIS (inflammation across both sides of spinal cord)

4. SEIZURE; FEBRILE SEIZURE

5. PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY (pain, numbness, muscle, organ problem)

6. BELL'S PALSY (drooping face, dry eye, dry mouth, and headache)

7. RADICULOPATHY (pinched nerve)

8. HERPES ZOSTER (Shingles)

9. MIGRAINE

10. MUSCLE WEAKNESS

11. HYPOESTHESIA (numbness)

12. ENCEPHALITIS (Inflammation of the Brain)

SKIN AND SUBCUTANEOUS DISORDERS: 

1. STEVEN-JOHNSON SYNDROME (Flu like symptoms, painful rash)

2. ALOPECIA (Hair Loss)

3. PETECHIAE (small red or purple spot on the skin)

4. ECZEMA

MUSCULOSKELETAL AND CONNECTIVE TISSUE DISORDERS: 

1. ARTHRITIS

2. PAIN IN EXTREMITY

BLOOD AND LYMPHATIC SYSTEM DISORDERS:

1. INCREASED ERYTHROCYTE SEDIMENTATION RATE

2. THROMBOCYTOPENIA (low blood platelet count)

PSYCHIATRIC DISORDERS:

1. IRRITABILITY

2. AGITATION

3. SOMNOLENCE (strong desire to sleep, sleeping long periods)

EYE DISORDERS: 

1. OPTIC NEURITIS (inflammation of nerves in the eye)

2. TINNITUS (ringing or buzzing noise in the ears)

3. CONJUNCTIVITIS (Pink Eye)

4. VISUAL DISTURBANCES

5. UVEITIS (inflammation of the uvea

CARDIAC DISORDERS:

1. SYNCOPE (Fainting, sudden temporary loss of consciousness)

2. TACHYCARDIA (Faster then normal heart rate)

The following adverse reaction has been reported with another Hepatitis B Vaccine (Recombinant) but not with RECOMBIVAX HB: keratitis.

KERATITIS (inflammation or irritation of the cornea)