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All about: Meningococcal Vaccine (A, C, Y, W-135)

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Generic Name: Meningococcal Vaccine (A, C, Y, W-135) (ma-nin-ja-KOK-al)
Brand Name: Menomune

Meningococcal Vaccine (A, C, Y, W-135) is used for:

Preventing infection caused by certain types of meningococcal bacteria (eg, meningococcal meningitis).

Meningococcal Vaccine (A, C, Y, W-135) is a vaccine. It works by causing your immune system to produce antibodies that help to prevent infection by certain meningococcal bacteria.

Do NOT use Meningococcal Vaccine (A, C, Y, W-135) if:

  • you are allergic to any ingredient in Meningococcal Vaccine (A, C, Y, W-135) , including thimerosal
  • you are ill or have an infection
  • you are also receiving a whole-cell pertussis or whole-cell typhoid vaccine

Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.

Before using Meningococcal Vaccine (A, C, Y, W-135) :

Some medical conditions may interact with Meningococcal Vaccine (A, C, Y, W-135) . Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:

  • if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
  • if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine (especially those that suppress the immune system), herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
  • if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances (eg, latex rubber)
  • if you have immune system problems or have recently had or are planning to have any other vaccinations

Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Meningococcal Vaccine (A, C, Y, W-135) . Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:

  • Medicines that suppress the immune system such as corticosteroids (eg, prednisone), cancer chemotherapy (eg, methotrexate), or cyclosporine because effectiveness of Meningococcal Vaccine (A, C, Y, W-135) may be decreased
  • Whole-cell pertussis or whole-cell typhoid vaccine because the risk of side effects may be increased

This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Meningococcal Vaccine (A, C, Y, W-135) may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.

How to use Meningococcal Vaccine (A, C, Y, W-135) :

Use Meningococcal Vaccine (A, C, Y, W-135) as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

  • Meningococcal Vaccine (A, C, Y, W-135) is usually administered as an injection at your doctor's office, hospital, or clinic.
  • If Meningococcal Vaccine (A, C, Y, W-135) contains particles or is discolored, or if the vial is cracked or damaged in any way, do not use it.
  • Keep this product, as well as syringes and needles, out of the reach of children and away from pets. Do not reuse needles, syringes, or other materials. Dispose of properly after use. Ask your doctor or pharmacist to explain local regulations for proper disposal.
  • If you miss a dose of Meningococcal Vaccine (A, C, Y, W-135) , contact your doctor immediately.

Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Meningococcal Vaccine (A, C, Y, W-135) .

Important safety information:

  • Meningococcal Vaccine (A, C, Y, W-135) may not work as well in patients who have immune system problems or are taking medicine that suppresses the immune system, such as corticosteroids (eg, prednisone). Tell your doctor if you have any immune system problems or other illnesses.
  • Protective antibody levels may be achieved within 7 to 10 days after vaccination.
  • Use Meningococcal Vaccine (A, C, Y, W-135) with extreme caution in CHILDREN younger than 2 years of age. Safety and effectiveness in this age group have not been confirmed.
  • PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: It is unknown if Meningococcal Vaccine (A, C, Y, W-135) can cause harm to the fetus. If you become pregnant while taking Meningococcal Vaccine (A, C, Y, W-135) , discuss with your doctor the benefits and risks of using Meningococcal Vaccine (A, C, Y, W-135) during pregnancy. It is unknown if Meningococcal Vaccine (A, C, Y, W-135) is excreted in breast milk. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you are using Meningococcal Vaccine (A, C, Y, W-135) , check with your doctor or pharmacist to discuss the risks to your baby.

Possible side effects of Meningococcal Vaccine (A, C, Y, W-135) :

All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:

Chills; fever (low grade); headache; tenderness, pain, redness, or swelling at the injection site.

Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:

Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue).

This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions or need medical advice about side effects, contact your doctor or health care provider. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 (1-800-332-1088) or at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.

If OVERDOSE is suspected:

Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center (http://www.aapcc.org/findyour.htm), or emergency room immediately.

Proper storage of Meningococcal Vaccine (A, C, Y, W-135) :

Meningococcal Vaccine (A, C, Y, W-135) is usually handled and stored by a health care provider. If you are using Meningococcal Vaccine (A, C, Y, W-135) at home, store Meningococcal Vaccine (A, C, Y, W-135) as directed by your pharmacist or health care provider.

General information:

  • If you have any questions about Meningococcal Vaccine (A, C, Y, W-135) , please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
  • Meningococcal Vaccine (A, C, Y, W-135) is to be used only by the patient for whom it is prescribed. Do not share it with other people.
  • If your symptoms do not improve or if they become worse, check with your doctor.

This information is a summary only. It does not contain all information about Meningococcal Vaccine (A, C, Y, W-135) . If you have questions about the medicine you are taking or would like more information, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.

Issue Date: September 5, 2007
Database Edition 07.3.1.003
Copyright © 2007 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc.

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