HEPATITIS B "RECOMBIVAX HB" - INSERT VS. VIS

The Hepatitis B "RECOMBIVAX HB" vaccine is made by manufacturer Merck. This pages shows the difference between the Adverse Reactions listed on the Vaccine Information Sheet "VIS" (that you receive before vaccinations) and the Adverse Reactions listed on the Manufacturers Insert (that you do not receive)


ADVERSE REACTIONS ON VIS

Soreness at Injection Site / Temperature of 99.9°F or Higher / Fainting / Dizziness / Vision Changes / Ringing in the Ears / Shoulder Pain that can be more severe and longer-lasting / Severe Allergic Reaction / Serious Injury / Death


ADVERSE REACTIONS

*Because clinical trials are conducted under widely varying conditions, adverse reaction rates observed in the clinical trials of a vaccine cannot be directly compared to rates in the clinical trials of another vaccine and may not reflect the rates observed in practice. 


GENERAL DISORDERS:

1. SORENESS

2. PAIN

3.TENDERNESS

4. PRURITUS (Itchy Skin)

5. ERYTHEMA (patchy red skin)

6. ECCYMOSIS (bleeding under the skin)

7. SWELLING

8. WARMTH

9. NODULE FORMATION

10. FATIGUE/WEAKNESS

11. HEADACHE

12. FEVER MALAISE

GASTROINTESTINAL DISORDERS:

1. NAUSEA

2. DIARRHEA

RESPIRATORY, THORACIC AND MEDIASTINAL DISORDERS: 

1. PHARYNGITIS (inflammation in the back of the throat)

UPPER RESPIRATORY INFECTION:

1. SWEATING

2. ACHINESS

3. SENSATION OF WARMTH

4. LIGHTHEADEDNESS

5. CHILLS

6. FLUSHING

7. GASTROINTESTINAL DISORDERS

8. VOMITING

9. ABDOMINAL PAIN/ CRAMPS

10. DYSPEPSIA

11. DIMINISHED APPETITE

RESPIRATORY, THORACIC AND MEDIASTINAL DISORDERS:

1. RHINITIS (inner nose inflammation not caused by allergies)

2. INFLUENZA

3. COUGH

NERVOUS SYSTEM DISORDERS: 

1. VERTIGO

2. DIZZINESS

3. PARESTHESIA (burning & prickling sensation limbs)

SKIN AND SUBCUTANEOUS TISSUE DISORDERS: 

1. PRURITUS

2. RASH (non-specified)

3. ANGIODEMA (skin rash)

4. URTICARIA (hives)

MUSCULOSKELETAL AND CONNECTIVE TISSUE DISORDERS: 

1. ARTHRALGIA / MONOARTICULA (Arthritis / Joint pain)

2. MYALGIA (muscular pain)

3. BACK PAIN

4. NECK PAIN / STIFFNESS

5. SHOULDER PAIN

BLOOD AND LYMPHATIC DISORDERS: 

1. LYMPHADENOPATHY (enlargement of lymph nodes)

PSYCHIATRIC DISORDERS: 

1. INSOMNIA

2. DISTURBED SLEEP

EAR AND LABYRINTH DISORDERS: 

1. EARACHE

RENAL AND URINARY DISORDERS: 

1. DYSURIA (pain & burning when urinating)

CARDIAC DISORDERS: 

1. HYPOTENSION (low blood pressure)