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Generic Name: meningococcal group B vaccine (me NIN je KOK al group B vax EEN)
Brand Name: Bexsero, Trumenba
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Drug Information:
Meningococcal disease is a serious infection caused by a bacteria. Meningococcal bacteria can infect the spinal cord and brain, causing meningitis that can be fatal. Meningococcal disease can also lead to permanent and disabling medical problems. Meningococcal disease can spread from one person to another through small droplets of saliva released into the air when an infected person coughs or sneezes. The bacteria can also live on things the infected person has touched, such as a door handle or other surface. The bacteria can also be passed through kissing, or sharing a drinking glass or eating utensil with an infected person. Learn more

Trumenba Side Effects

Trumenba Side Effects

Note: This document contains side effect information about meningococcal group B vaccine. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Trumenba.

For the Consumer

Applies to meningococcal group B vaccine: intramuscular suspension prefilled syringe

What are some side effects that I need to call my doctor about right away?

WARNING/CAUTION: Even though it may be rare, some people may have very bad and sometimes deadly side effects when taking a drug. Tell your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of the following signs or symptoms that may be related to a very bad side effect:

  • Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing, swallowing, or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
  • Very bad dizziness or passing out.

What are some other side effects of this drug?

All drugs may cause side effects. However, many people have no side effects or only have minor side effects. Call your doctor or get medical help if any of these side effects or any other side effects bother you or do not go away:

  • Pain where the shot was given.
  • Irritation where the shot is given.
  • Feeling tired or weak.
  • Headache.
  • Muscle or joint pain.
  • Chills.
  • Diarrhea.
  • Upset stomach.
  • Mild fever.

These are not all of the side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, call your doctor. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to meningococcal group B vaccine: intramuscular suspension


The most common adverse events were pain at the injection site, fatigue, erythema, myalgia, headache, and induration.


Very common (10% or more): Injection site pain (92.8%), erythema (50%), induration (32%), swelling (21.6%)

Postmarketing reports: Blisters at or around injection site

Nervous system

Very common (10% or more): Fatigue (64.4%), headache (56.9%), sleepiness, unusual crying

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Seizures (including febrile seizures)

Postmarketing reports: Syncope, vasovagal responses to injection


Very common (10% or more): Myalgia (49%), chills (30.3%), arthralgia (21.6%)


Very common (10% or more): Nausea (19%), diarrhea (15.2%)

Common (1% to 10%): Vomiting


Very common (10% or more): Irritability


Very common (10% or more): Eating disorders


Common (1% to 10%): Fever


Common (1% to 10%): Rash

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Eczema

Rare (less than 0.1%): Urticaria


Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Pallor (rare after booster)

Rare (less than 0.1%): Kawasaki syndrome


Very rare (less than 0.01%): Anaphylaxis

Postmarketing reports: Allergic reactions, rash, eye swelling


Frequency not reported: Nasopharyngitis

Editorial References and Review

Medically reviewed by BestRx Medical Team Last updated on 1/1/2020.

Source: Drugs.com Trumenba