Menomune Side Effects
Most people have no problems with Menomune; side effects, however, are possible. The most commonly reported problems include pain at the injection site, headache, malaise, and fatigue. If you develop more serious side effects, such as a high fever or difficulty breathing, contact your healthcare provider right away, as medical attention is necessary.
An Introduction to Menomune Side EffectsAs with all vaccines, side effects are possible with Menomune® (meningococcal vaccine). However, not everyone who receives the vaccination will have problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with Menomune. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)
Common Side Effects of MenomuneMenomune has been studied thoroughly in clinical trials. In these studies, Menomune was compared to a newer version of the meningococcal vaccine (Menactra®). In the clinical trials, any possible side effects were carefully documented.
Based on the information from these studies, the most common Menomune side effects included:
- Headaches -- in up to 29.3 percent of people
- Pain at the injection site -- up to 28.7 percent
- Fatigue -- up to 25.1 percent
- Malaise -- up to 16.8 percent
- Irritability -- up to 12.2 percent
- Diarrhea -- up to 11.8 percent
- Drowsiness -- up to 11.2 percent
- Joint pain -- up to 11.2 percent.
Other common reactions (occurring in 1 to 9 percent of people) included:
- Redness, swelling, or a lump at the injection site
- Loss of appetite
- A rash