Drug information provided by: Merative, Micromedex®
In deciding to use a vaccine, the risks of taking the vaccine must be weighed against the good it will do. This is a decision you and your doctor will make. For this vaccine, the following should be considered:
Tell your doctor if you have ever had any unusual or allergic reaction to this medicine or any other medicines. Also tell your health care professional if you have any other types of allergies, such as to foods, dyes, preservatives, or animals. For non-prescription products, read the label or package ingredients carefully.
Appropriate studies have not been performed on the relationship of age to the effects of Menhibrix® vaccine in infants younger than 6 weeks of age and in children 19 months to 16 years of age. Safety and efficacy have not been established.
No information is available on the relationship of age to the effects of Menhibrix® vaccine in geriatric patients.
Studies in women suggest that this medication poses minimal risk to the infant when used during breastfeeding.
Although certain medicines should not be used together at all, in other cases two different medicines may be used together even if an interaction might occur. In these cases, your doctor may want to change the dose, or other precautions may be necessary. When you are receiving this vaccine, it is especially important that your healthcare professional know if you are taking any of the medicines listed below. The following interactions have been selected on the basis of their potential significance and are not necessarily all-inclusive.
Receiving this vaccine with any of the following medicines is usually not recommended, but may be required in some cases. If both medicines are prescribed together, your doctor may change the dose or how often you use one or both of the medicines.
Certain medicines should not be used at or around the time of eating food or eating certain types of food since interactions may occur. Using alcohol or tobacco with certain medicines may also cause interactions to occur. Discuss with your healthcare professional the use of your medicine with food, alcohol, or tobacco.
Other Medical Problems
The presence of other medical problems may affect the use of this vaccine. Make sure you tell your doctor if you have any other medical problems, especially:
Apnea in premature babies (breathing stops for short periods)—Use with caution. Shots given into the muscle, such as this vaccine, may make this condition worse.
Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS, nervous system disorder that causes paralysis), history of after a vaccine with tetanus—Your doctor will decide if your child should receive this vaccine.
Immunodeficiency disorder or
Weak immune system—May not work as well in patients with these conditions.
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