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What are the most common side effects of Imovax Rabies?

The most common side effect of an Imovax injection is soreness at the injection site. Other side effects include one or more of the following symptoms:
  • headache
  • injection site redness
  • inflammation
  • pain
  • itching
  • muscle ache
  • nausea
If a symptom is persistent or worsens, talk to your doctor. If any of the following serious side effects develop, seek medical care immediately. Serious side effects include:
  • allergic reaction symptoms (difficulty breathing, trouble swallowing, rash, hives, swelling of the face, tightness in the chest, hoarseness, joint or muscle ache, swelling of the injection site.)
  • high fever

If you experience these symptoms, seek medical care immediately. Fortunately, side effects are usually mild if they do develop and can be treated with anti-inflammatory or fever reducing medications.

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