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Menomune Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose

What happens if I miss a dose (Menomune)?

Since the meningococcal polysaccharide vaccine is usually given only once, you are not likely to miss a dose. Contact your doctor if you do not receive all recommended doses.

What happens if I overdose (Menomune)?

An overdose of this vaccine is unlikely to occur.

What should I avoid before or after getting this vaccine (Menomune)?

Follow your doctor's instructions about any restrictions on food, beverages, or activity.

What other drugs will affect this vaccine (Menomune)?

Before receiving this vaccine, tell your doctor if you are using a blood thinner (warfarin, Coumadin, Jantoven).

Tell your doctor about all other vaccines you have recently received. Meningococcal polysaccharide vaccine can be given at the same time as most other vaccinations, but should not be given together with a pertussis (whooping cough) or typhoid vaccine.

Also tell the doctor if you have recently received drugs or treatments that can weaken the immune system, including:

  • azathioprine (Imuran);
  • basiliximab (Simulect);
  • cyclosporine (Sandimmune, Neoral, Gengraf);
  • etanercept (Enbrel);
  • leflunomide (Arava);
  • muromonab-CD3 (Orthoclone);
  • mycophenolate mofetil (CellCept);
  • sirolimus (Rapamune);
  • tacrolimus (Prograf);
  • chemotherapy or radiation treatment for cancer;
  • a steroid medicine such as betamethasone (Celestone), cortisone (Cortone), dexamethasone (Cortastat, Dexasone, Solurex), hydrocortisone (Cortef, Hydrocortone), methylprednisolone (Medrol), prednisolone (Orapred, Pediapred), prednisone (Meticorten, Sterapred), triamcinolone (Aristocort), and others; or
  • an inhaled or nasal steroid such as beclomethasone (Qvar, Beconase), budesonide (Pulmicort, Rhinocort, Symbicort), flunisolide (Aerobid, Nasarel), fluticasone (Advair, Flovent, Flonase, Veramyst), mometasone (Asmanex, Nasonex), or triamcinolone (Azmacort, Nasacort).

If you are using any of these medications, you may not be able to receive the vaccine, or may need to wait until the other treatments are finished.

This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with meningococcal polysaccharide 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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