Side Effects of CervarixJust like any vaccine, Cervarix may cause side effects. However, not everyone who receives it will experience problems. In fact, most people tolerate it well, with only minor side effects, if any.
If adverse reactions do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can be treated easily by you or your healthcare provider. Serious problems are less common.
The most common side effects seen with Cervarix include:
- Injection site reactions, such as pain, redness, or swelling
(Click Cervarix Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
Drug InteractionsCervarix can potentially interact with a few medications (see Cervarix Drug Interactions).
You should talk with your healthcare provider before you receive this vaccine if you have:
- Had any sort of a reaction to a vaccine before
- A moderate or severe illness
- Any allergies, including to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Cervarix and Pregnancy)
- Breastfeeding (see Cervarix and Breastfeeding).
Make sure to tell the healthcare provider giving the injection about all of the medicines you take, including prescription and nonprescription medications, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Cervarix Warnings and Precautions to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)