MenHibrix Side Effects
Generic Name: haemophilus b conjugate (prp-t) vaccine / meningococcal conjugate vaccine
Note: This page contains information about the side effects of haemophilus b conjugate (prp-t) vaccine / meningococcal conjugate vaccine. Some of the dosage forms included on this document 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
In addition to its needed effects, some unwanted effects may be caused by haemophilus b conjugate (prp-t) vaccine / meningococcal conjugate vaccine. 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 haemophilus b conjugate (prp-t) vaccine / meningococcal conjugate vaccine, check with your doctor or nurse immediately:More common:
- 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
Minor Side Effects
Some of the side effects that can occur with haemophilus b conjugate (prp-t) vaccine / 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:
- loss of appetite
- pain, redness, or swelling at the injection site
- 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
Dermatologic side effects have included postmarketing reports of rash and urticaria.[Ref]
General side effects have included loss of appetite (up to 33.8%) and fever (up to 25.9%).[Ref]
Immunologic side effects have included postmarketing reports of allergic reactions (including anaphylactic and anaphylactoid reactions) and angioedema.[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.
Not all side effects for MenHibrix may be reported. You should always consult a doctor or healthcare professional for medical advice. Side effects can be reported to the FDA here.
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