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Menactra Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is meningococcal conjugate vaccine (Menactra)?
- What are the possible side effects of meningococcal conjugate vaccine (Menactra)?
- What is the most important information I should know about meningococcal conjugate vaccine (Menactra)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before receiving meningococcal conjugate vaccine (Menactra)?
- How is meningococcal conjugate vaccine given (Menactra)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Menactra)?
- What happens if I overdose (Menactra)?
- What should I avoid before or after getting meningococcal conjugate vaccine (Menactra)?
- What other drugs will affect meningococcal conjugate vaccine (Menactra)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Menactra)?
Contact your doctor if you miss a booster dose or if you get behind schedule. The next dose should be given as soon as possible. There is no need to start over.
What happens if I overdose (Menactra)?
An overdose of this vaccine is not likely to occur.
What should I avoid before or after getting meningococcal conjugate vaccine (Menactra)?
Follow your doctor's instructions about any restrictions on food, beverages, or activity.
What other drugs will affect meningococcal conjugate vaccine (Menactra)?
Before receiving this vaccine, tell your doctor about all other vaccines you have recently received.
Also tell the doctor if you are using a blood thinner (warfarin, Coumadin, Jantoven), or if you have recently received drugs or treatments that can weaken the immune system, including:
- an oral, nasal, inhaled, or injectable steroid medicine;
- medications to treat psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, or other autoimmune disorders, such as azathioprine (Imuran), etanercept (Enbrel), leflunomide (Arava), and others; or
- medicines to treat or prevent organ transplant rejection, such as basiliximab (Simulect), cyclosporine (Sandimmune, Neoral, Gengraf), muromonab-CD3 (Orthoclone), mycophenolate mofetil (CellCept), sirolimus (Rapamune), or tacrolimus (Prograf).
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with meningococcal conjugate vaccine. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your doctor or pharmacist can provide more information about this vaccine. Additional information is available from your local health department or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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