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Side Effects of MenactraJust like any vaccine, Menactra may cause side effects. However, not everyone who receives the vaccine will experience problems. In fact, most people tolerate it well, with only minor side effects, if any. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can be treated easily by you or your healthcare provider. Serious reactions are less common.
- Injection site reactions, such as pain, redness, or swelling
- A general ill feeling (malaise).
Drug InteractionsMenactra can potentially interact with a few medications (see Menactra Drug Interactions).
What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?Before you receive the Menactra vaccine, tell your healthcare provider if you have:
- Guillain-Barré syndrome
- An immune-suppressing condition, such as HIV or AIDS, diabetes, or cancer
- Had any sort of a reaction to a vaccine before
- A moderate or severe illness
- Any allergies, including to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Menactra and Pregnancy)
- Breastfeeding (see Menactra and Breastfeeding).