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MENINGITIS ACT INJECTION

Injection
MRP: Rs. 346.15 for 1 vial(s) (1 injection each)
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Composition for MENINGITIS ACT

Meningococcal Vaccine (Group A, C, Y, W)(NA)

food interaction for MENINGITIS ACT

alcohol interaction for MENINGITIS ACT

pregnancy interaction for MENINGITIS ACT

lactation interaction for MENINGITIS ACT

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Meningitis act injection at a fixed time.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Meningitis act injection may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION for MENINGITIS ACT

Meningococcal Vaccine (Group A, C, Y, W)(NA)

Uses

Meningitis act injection is used to prevent meningococcal disease.

How it works

Meningococcal vaccine belongs to the class of drugs called as vaccines. It is an inactivated quadravalent antigen (particles of all subtypes of bacteria) of Neisseria meningitides groups A, C, W 135 and Y that works by activating the immune system to produce antibodies (specific immune compounds) against Neisseria meningitides bacteria thereby providing immunity from future infections.

Common side effects

Dizziness, Injection site reaction, Fatigue, Headache

SUBSTITUTES for MENINGITIS ACT

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Expert advice for MENINGITIS ACT

  • Do not take meningococcal vaccine in acute infections. 
  • Do not take meningococcal vaccine > 25 mg of oral dose.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding. 
  • Do not take if patient is allergic to meningococcal vaccine or any of its ingredients. 
  • Do not give if patients exhibiting severe allergic reactions to a preceding dose of vaccine.
  • Patient with sickle cell disease (a group of disorders that affects haemoglobin) or without a working spleen

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Content on this page was last updated on 18 April, 2014, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)