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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:

More common
  • Fever
Incidence not known
  • Bluish lips
  • cough
  • difficulty with swallowing
  • fainting
  • fast heartbeat
  • hives
  • itching
  • 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:

More common
  • Crying
  • drowsiness
  • irritability
  • loss of appetite
  • pain, redness, or swelling at the injection site
Incidence not known
  • Hard lump at the injection site
  • sleepiness or unusual drowsiness
  • welts

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to haemophilus b conjugate (prp-t) vaccine / meningococcal conjugate vaccine: intramuscular powder for injection

Dermatologic

Dermatologic side effects have included postmarketing reports of rash and urticaria.[Ref]

General

General side effects have included loss of appetite (up to 33.8%) and fever (up to 25.9%).[Ref]

Immunologic

Immunologic side effects have included postmarketing reports of allergic reactions (including anaphylactic and anaphylactoid reactions) and angioedema.[Ref]

Local

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

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

Respiratory side effects have included postmarketing reports of apnea.[Ref]

References

1. "Product Information. MenHibrix (haemophilus b-meningococcal conj vaccine)." GlaxoSmithKline, Research Triangle Park, NC.

Some side effects of MenHibrix may not be reported. Always consult your doctor or healthcare specialist for medical advice. You may also report side effects to the FDA.

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