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What are the side effects of Pentacel?

Some of the common side effects to Pentacel include:

  • diarrhea
  • fever
  • headaches
  • chills
  • joint pain or swelling
  • muscle aches or weakness
  • redness at the injection site
  • vomiting
  • nausea
  • cough
  • rhinitis
  • feeling unusually tired

Tell your doctor if you experience any of these mild side effects. If you experience any of the following severe side effects, seek medical attention immediately. Some of the severe side effects include:

  • an allergic reaction, with a rash, hives, itching, problems breathing, tightness in the chest and swelling of the mouth, face, lips or tongue
  • soreness or blistering where injected
  • bluish discoloration of the fingers
  • fainting
  • spasms
  • numbness or tingling of the arms or legs
  • pale color
  • seizures
  • severe fever and chills
  • vascular disorders
  • dizziness, diarrhea or vomiting
  • persistent irritability or joint pain
  • difficulty catching your breath
  • dehydration
  • unresponsiveness

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