Meningococcal Group B Vaccine
Generic Name: Meningococcal Group B Vaccine (me NIN joe kok al groop bee vak SEEN)
Brand Name: Bexsero, Trumenba
Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Apr 20, 2019.
Uses of Meningococcal Group B Vaccine:
- It is used to prevent meningococcal disease.
What do I need to tell my doctor BEFORE I take Meningococcal Group B Vaccine?
- If you have an allergy to meningococcal group B vaccine or any part of meningococcal group B vaccine.
This medicine may interact with other drugs or health problems.
Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all of your drugs (prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins) and health problems. You must check to make sure that it is safe for you to take meningococcal group B vaccine with all of your drugs and health problems. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any drug without checking with your doctor.
What are some things I need to know or do while I take Meningococcal Group B Vaccine?
- Tell all of your health care providers that you take meningococcal group B vaccine. This includes your doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists.
- This medicine may not protect all people who use it. Talk with the doctor.
- If you have a latex allergy, talk with your doctor. Some products have latex.
- Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks of using meningococcal group B vaccine while you are pregnant.
- Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding. You will need to talk about any risks to your baby.
How is this medicine (Meningococcal Group B Vaccine) best taken?
Use meningococcal group B vaccine as ordered by your doctor. Read all information given to you. Follow all instructions closely.
- It is given as a shot into a muscle.
What do I do if I miss a dose?
- Call your doctor to find out what to do.
What are some side effects that I need to call my doctor about right away?
- Very bad dizziness or passing out.
What are some other side effects of Meningococcal Group B Vaccine?
- Pain where the shot was given.
- Irritation where the shot is given.
- Feeling tired or weak.
- Muscle or joint pain.
- Upset stomach.
- Mild fever.
If OVERDOSE is suspected:
How do I store and/or throw out Meningococcal Group B Vaccine?
- If you need to store meningococcal group B vaccine at home, talk with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist about how to store it.
Consumer information use
- If your symptoms or health problems do not get better or if they become worse, call your doctor.
- Do not share your drugs with others and do not take anyone else's drugs.
- Keep all drugs in a safe place. Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
- Some drugs may have another patient information leaflet. Check with your pharmacist. If you have any questions about meningococcal group B vaccine, please talk with your doctor, nurse, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
- This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take meningococcal group B vaccine or any other medicine. Only the healthcare provider has the knowledge and training to decide which medicines are right for a specific patient. This information does not endorse any medicine as safe, effective, or approved for treating any patient or health condition. This is only a brief summary of general information about meningococcal group B vaccine. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to meningococcal group B vaccine. This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from the healthcare provider. You must talk with the healthcare provider for complete information about the risks and benefits of using meningococcal group B vaccine.
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- Drug class: bacterial vaccines