What are the side effects of Infanrix?

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Some children experience common side effects of Infanrix including:

  • short-term fussiness
  • inflammation
  • mild fever, warmth of skin
  • sleepiness
  • soreness, itching or swelling at the injection site
  • loss of appetite
  • achiness

Side effects usually subside in time. It is important to tell your doctor if any side effects become serious or persist because they may indicate that your child should not receive more doses of the vaccine. Many of the following side effects are rare, but if your child experiences any of the following after receiving Infanrix, see your doctor as soon as possible:

  • allergic reactions (including breathing trouble, hives, rash or swelling in the face or throat)
  • extreme sleepiness or loss of consciousness
  • fussiness or agitation that lasts for more than an hour
  • seizures or convulsions
  • a high fever which can appear up to four days after the vaccination

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Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.