MenHibrix Side Effects
Generic Name: haemophilus b conjugate (prp-t) vaccine / meningococcal conjugate vaccine
Note: This document contains side effect information about haemophilus b conjugate (prp-t) vaccine / meningococcal conjugate vaccine. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name MenHibrix.
For the Consumer
Applies to haemophilus b conjugate (prp-t) vaccine / meningococcal conjugate vaccine: intramuscular powder for solution
Along with its needed effects, haemophilus b conjugate (prp-t) vaccine/meningococcal conjugate vaccine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.
Check with your doctor or nurse immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking haemophilus b conjugate (prp-t) vaccine / meningococcal conjugate vaccine:
Incidence Not Known
- Bluish lips
- difficulty with swallowing
- fast heartbeat
- puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
- shortness of breath
- skin rash
- unusual tiredness or weakness
Some side effects of haemophilus b conjugate (prp-t) vaccine / meningococcal conjugate vaccine may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:
- loss of appetite
- pain, redness, or swelling at the injection site
Incidence Not Known
- Hard lump at the injection site
- sleepiness or unusual drowsiness
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to haemophilus b conjugate (prp-t) vaccine / meningococcal conjugate vaccine: intramuscular powder for injection
General side effects have included loss of appetite (up to 33.8%) and fever (up to 25.9%).[Ref]
Local side effects have included pain (up to 46.2%), redness (up to 35.5%), and swelling (up to 25.4%). Postmarketing reports have included extensive swelling of the vaccinated limb and injection site induration.[Ref]
Nervous system side effects have included irritability (up to 70.8%) and drowsiness (up to 62.8%). Postmarketing reports have included convulsions (with or without fever), hypotonic-hyporesponsive episode, somnolence, and syncope or vasovagal responses to injection.[Ref]
Respiratory side effects have included postmarketing reports of apnea.[Ref]
1. "Product Information. MenHibrix (haemophilus b-meningococcal conj vaccine)." GlaxoSmithKline, Research Triangle Park, NC.
Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.