What are the side effects of the DTaP-IPV vaccine?


Mild side effects of DTaP-IPV include pain at injection site, loss of appetite and sleepiness that will subside in time. Speak with your physician should any of those side effects become prolonged. If your child experiences any of the following more severe side effects after receiving DTaP-IPV, see your doctor as soon as possible. The severe side effects include:

  • stomach pain
  • blurred vision
  • confusion, difficulty speaking/slurring speech
  • decreased urination
  • dark urine
  • diarrhea or difficulty having a bowel movement
  • dizziness or fainting
  • dry mouth or thirst
  • rapid heartbeat and high blood pressure
  • fever
  • irritability
  • itching, pain, redness, swelling, tenderness or warmth on skin
  • muscle twitching
  • nausea
  • rapid breathing
  • restlessness
  • seizures
  • severe headaches
  • sunken eyes
  • swelling of feet or lower legs
  • temporary blindness
  • unusual tiredness
  • wrinkled skin
  • black, tarry stools
  • bleeding gums
  • bluish lips or skin
  • cough
  • difficulty swallowing
  • hives
  • puffiness of face
  • tender lymph glands
  • unusual bleeding or bruising
  • wheezing

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