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Side Effects Gardasil Shot
I am about to get my first shot of the gardasil vaccine today. Are there any unusual side effects?
Rare side effect: There is a rare and unusual side effect that affects a few women - getting lightheaded and dizzy and occassional one that actually faints after the vaccine. Some docs actually want you to wait around in the office for 15 or 20 minutes after the shot to see if that happens. I just advise my patients not to drive or use machinery for an hour after the vaccine. But this is a very rare occurence. ...Read more
What are the side effects of gardasil? Contraindications? I have GERD and average of 120/80-130/90 bp.
Is gardasil safe for a 36 year old? I read a lot of side effects of the vaccine online, some led to death. Should i still get the vaccine?
Not recommended: CDC recommends vaccination for women under age 26 and men under age 21. ...Read more
Well, yes: Well, yes, no vaccine is perfectly safe and all vaccines have potentially bad side effects. However, the data for gardisil is very reassuring. I initial studies only headache, dizziness, fever and local pain and redness from the shot were found in kids more than placebo. Now, it's been studied over 7 years and 100 millions does distributed with very safe data since release. That should be good. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I'm 20 without a spleen. Should I get the hpv vaccine gardasil? I have been hearing about bad side effects and have read them as well? Should I get?
Great potential : Gardasil is a safe, low risk vaccination that has great potential benefit in the primary prevention of hpv, which is a cancer-causing virus. It also protects against genital warts. It is especially effective in adolescents. No major side effects have been reported. You should make every effort to get vaccinated and educate others about it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If I have taken the first gardisil shot and had no side effects is it possible that i won't have any with the second shot?
Sure: Over 85% of people have no side effects from the shot. And those odds of no reaction go up if you've had one already and done fine. Even if your arm gets a little achy, it's a whole lot better than genital warts or the procedures you have to undergo if you get cervical hpv and have to have treatment for that. Or oral/throat hpv treatment - ask michael douglas (it's not pleasant). ...Read more
My pediatrician offered my 9yr old the Gardisil vaccine, but I've read about side effects including seizures and reports of death ? Not safe ?
Safe and effective: This vaccine is the result of more than two decades of research, testing and thorough review by the FDA.It is safe, or it would never be approved and accepted by the FDA and the doctors that spend their lives devoted to keeping you safe. There will always be naysayers, some of them docs, who chose to ignore the research and selectively bash anything new. ...Read more
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