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Menactra Drug Interactions Explained

The following sections explain in detail the potentially negative interactions that can occur when Menactra is combined with any of the drugs listed above.
 
Anticoagulants
Caution should be taken when giving intramuscular injections (including Menactra) to people taking anticoagulant medications (commonly known as "blood thinners"). Make sure your healthcare providers (including the person actually giving the injection) know that you are taking an anticoagulant before receiving any intramuscular injection.
 
Immunosuppressants
If you are taking an immunosuppressant, you may not receive the full benefit of Menactra, since the immune system may not be fully capable of responding to the vaccine.
 
With some vaccines (especially live ones), people taking immunosuppressants may be at a higher risk of actually developing the infection from the vaccine, albeit a milder form. However, because Menactra is not a live vaccine, this is not a problem.
 

Final Thoughts

It is possible that not all Menactra drug interactions were discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your pharmacist or healthcare provider about any specific interactions that may apply to you.
 
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