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Meningo A&C Injection

Prescription Required
Manufacturer
Storage
Store in a refrigerator (2 - 8°C). Do not freeze.

Introduction

Meningo A&C Injection is a medicine used for prevention meningococcal disease. This vaccine prevents invasive meningococcal disease caused by Neisseria meningitidis serogroups A, C, Y, and W-135. It is approved for use in both children and adults.

Meningo A&C Injection 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), irritability, loss of appetite, sleepiness, headache, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. 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 Meningo A&C Injection

Side effects of Meningo A&C 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 Meningo A&C

  • Injection site reaction
  • Irritation
  • Loss of appetite
  • Sleepiness
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea

How to use Meningo A&C Injection

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

How Meningo A&C Injection works

Meningo A&C 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

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Meningo A&C Injection. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Meningo A&C Injection may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Meningo A&C Injection is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
SAFE
Meningo A&C Injection does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Meningo A&C Injection is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Meningo A&C Injection may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Meningo A&C Injection is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Meningo A&C Injection may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Meningo A&C Injection?

If you miss a dose of Meningo A&C Injection, please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
Meningo A&C Injection
₹395.0/ml of Injection
Meningitis Act Injection
Sanofi India Ltd
₹381.25/Injection
save 3%
Bi Meningo Vaccine
Biomed Pharmaceuticals
₹450/Injection
14% costlier
Menomune Injection
Sanofi India Ltd
₹518.4/Injection
31% costlier
Quadri Meningo Vaccine
Biomed Pharmaceuticals
₹1150/ml of Injection
191% costlier

Quick Tips

  • Meningo A&C Injection is used to prevent meningococcal disease.
  • It is not recommended for use in infants and children under two years of age.
  • 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.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Vaccines
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
VACCINES

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Meningo A&C 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
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Thioprinz, Lazorin, Azarid
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Empurine, Mercapto, Puri Nethol
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Antep
MINOR

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References

  1. Mencevax ACWY meningococcal polysaccharide vaccine. Rixensart, Belgium: GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals; 2009 [revised 17 Nov. 2015]. [Accessed 15 Jul. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Sinha A, Singh S. Immunization and Immunodeficiency. In: Paul VK, Bagga A, editors. Ghai Essential Pediatrics. 8th ed. New Delhi: CBS Publisher's & Distributors Pvt Ltd.; 2013. p. 202.
  3. Vaccine.com. Meningococcal. [Accessed 04 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  4. WHO. Meningococcal. [Accessed 04 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link

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