Are There Side Effects?Just like any vaccine, Menomune may cause side effects. However, not everyone who receives the vaccination will experience problems. In fact, most children tolerate it well, with only minor side effects, if any. If adverse reactions do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can be treated easily by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
Some of the most common side effects seen with Menomune include but are not limited to:
- Injection site reactions (such as pain, redness, or swelling)
- A general ill feeling (malaise).
(Click Menomune Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
Drug Interactions With MenomuneMenomune can potentially interact with a few medications (see Menomune Drug Interactions).
What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?Before you receive this vaccine, talk to your healthcare provider if you have:
- Guillain-Barré syndrome
- An immune-suppressing condition, such as HIV or AIDS, diabetes, or cancer
- Had any sort of a reaction to a vaccine before
- A moderate or severe illness
- Any allergies, including to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Menomune and Pregnancy)
- Breastfeeding (see Menomune and Breastfeeding).
Make sure to tell the healthcare provider about all of the medicines you take, including prescription and nonprescription medications, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Menomune Warnings and Precautions to learn more, including information on who should not get vaccinated.)