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ZOSTAVAX (PF) subcutaneous

Side Effects

List ZOSTAVAX (PF) subcutaneous side effects by likelihood and severity.

The following side effects are associated with ZOSTAVAX (PF) subcutaneous:

Common side effects of ZOSTAVAX (PF) subcutaneous:

  • Head PainSevere
  • ItchingSevere
  • Redness of SkinSevere
  • Signs and Symptoms at Injection SiteLess Severe

Infrequent side effects of ZOSTAVAX (PF) subcutaneous:

  • RashSevere
  • Acute Infection of the Nose, Throat or SinusLess Severe
  • DiarrheaLess Severe
  • Feeling WeakLess Severe
  • FeverLess Severe
  • Flu-Like SymptomsLess Severe
  • Inflammation of the NoseLess Severe

Rare side effects of ZOSTAVAX (PF) subcutaneous:

  • Chronic Heart FailureSevere
  • HivesSevere
  • Joint PainSevere
  • Life Threatening Allergic ReactionSevere
  • Muscle PainSevere
  • Swollen Lymph NodesSevere
  • Feel Like Throwing UpLess Severe

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