Meningitis Act Injection

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Meningitis Act Injection is used to prevent meningococcal disease. This is indicated for active immunization to prevent invasive meningococcal disease caused by Neisseria meningitidis serogroups A, C, Y, and W-135.

Meningitis Act Injection is recommended in children (from 2 years of age), adolescents, and adults to prevent invasive meningococcal disease. The use of this vaccine should be in accordance with official recommendations. It is given by a healthcare professional and should not be self-administered. It is important to receive all the doses of the vaccine to be effective.

Some common side effects of this medicine include injection site reactions (such as pain, swelling, redness), nausea, headache, sleepiness, irritability, malaise, and myalgia. If these side effects do not go away with time or get worse, let the doctor know. The doctor may help with ways to reduce or prevent these symptoms.

To make sure the vaccine is safe, before receiving the vaccine, it is important to let the doctor know if you have any other illnesses. You should also tell the doctor about all the medicines you are taking. Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers should consult and seek advice from their doctor before receiving the vaccine.

Uses of Meningitis Act Injection

Benefits of Meningitis Act Injection

In Prevention of Meningococcal disease

Meningitis Act Injection is a vaccine that helps protect against meningococcal disease caused by Neisseria meningitidis serogroups A, C, Y, and W-135 in children (from 2 years of age), adolescents and adults. It is given by a doctor or a nurse and should not be self-administered. Consult your doctor if you have any doubts. Keeping up to date with recommended vaccines is the best defense against meningococcal disease. Maintaining healthy habits, like getting plenty of rest and not having close contact with people who are sick, is also helpful in preventing it.

Side effects of Meningitis Act Injection

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Meningitis Act

  • Injection site reaction
  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Sleepiness
  • Irritation
  • Muscle pain

How to use Meningitis Act Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Meningitis Act Injection works

Meningitis Act Injection is a vaccine which helps develop immunity by initiating a mild infection. This type of infection does not cause illness but stimulates the body's immune system to produce antibodies (proteins) to protect against any future infections.

Safety Advice

It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Meningitis Act Injection. Please consult your doctor.
Meningitis Act Injection is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
Meningitis Act Injection is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Meningitis Act Injection does not usually affect your ability to drive.
There is limited information available on the use of Meningitis Act Injection in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Meningitis Act Injection is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Meningitis Act Injection may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Meningitis Act Injection?

If you miss a dose of Meningitis Act Injection, please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
Meningitis Act Injection
Meningo A&C Injection
Sanofi India Ltd
4% costlier
Menomune Injection
Sanofi India Ltd
36% costlier
Mencevax Acwy Vaccine
Glaxo SmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd
175% costlier
Mencevax Acwy Vaccine
Glaxo SmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd
175% costlier
Quadri Meningo Vaccine
Biomed Pharmaceuticals
202% costlier

Quick Tips

  • Meningitis Act Injection is used to prevent meningococcal disease.
  • It is usually given by injection into the muscle of the upper arm.
  • Your doctor will advise you if and when you should receive a booster dose.
  • Immunocompromised individuals or persons suffering from functional or anatomic asplenia (including sickle cell disease) should get it.
  • People travelling to US & Europe, Hajj (as meningococcal meningitis is more prevalent there) are advised to get vaccinated with Meningitis Act Injection.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Habit Forming
Therapeutic Class
Action Class
Subunit (Purified antigen)

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Meningitis Act with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Healgraft, Graftide-M, Mycocel S
Brand(s): Thioprinz, Lazorin, Azarid
Brand(s): Empurine, Mercapto, Puri Nethol
Brand(s): Antep

Patient Concerns

Do you suggest meningococal vaccine should be given to my kid as it is mentioned as optional in schedule. Which brand do you suggest - Sanofi or Glaxo. There is considerable difference in cost between the two.
Dr. Rahul Yadav
Hello, meningococcal vaccine is recommended for children as it protects against meningitis especially among children who like in hostels or are immune compromised.
I have vaccinated for meningitis?
Dr. Ila Jain Khandelwal
Dear Rishabh Greetings from 1mg. The reports shows increased measles IgG antibody, which might be duet to chronic infection. Do you have any symptoms at present. You can consult a MD Medicine doctor for this.
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