Menactra Side Effects
Generic Name: meningococcal conjugate vaccine
Note: This page contains information about the side effects of meningococcal conjugate vaccine. Some of the dosage forms included on this document may not apply to the brand name Menactra.
Not all side effects for Menactra may be reported. You should always consult a doctor or healthcare professional for medical advice. Side effects can be reported to the FDA here.
For the Consumer
Applies to meningococcal conjugate vaccine: intramuscular powder for suspension, intramuscular suspension
Other dosage forms:
In addition to its needed effects, some unwanted effects may be caused by meningococcal conjugate vaccine (the active ingredient contained in Menactra). In the event that any of these side effects do occur, they may require medical attention.
If any of the following side effects occur while taking meningococcal conjugate vaccine, check with your doctor or nurse immediately:Rare
- difficulty with swallowing
- fast heartbeat
- puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
- shortness of breath
- skin rash
- tightness in the chest
- unusual tiredness or weakness
- Inability to move the arms and legs
- sudden and progressing muscle weakness
- sudden and severe back pain
- sudden numbness and weakness in the arms and legs
- weakness of the muscles in your face
Some of the side effects that can occur with meningococcal conjugate vaccine may not need medical attention. As your body adjusts to the medicine during treatment these side effects may go away. Your health care professional may also be able to tell you about ways to reduce or prevent some of these side effects. If any of the following side effects continue, are bothersome or if you have any questions about them, check with your health care professional:More common
- difficulty with moving
- general feeling of discomfort or illness
- hard lump at the injection site
- loss of appetite
- muscle pain or stiffness
- pain in the joints
- pain, redness, or swelling at the injection site
- weight loss
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to meningococcal conjugate vaccine: intramuscular powder for injection, intramuscular solution
Local side effects have included induration, redness, swelling, and pain at the injection site.
Nervous system side effects have included headache and fatigue.
General side effects have included malaise, fever, and chills.
Gastrointestinal side effects have included diarrhea, vomiting, and anorexia.
Dermatological side effects have included rash.
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