Trumenba – Meningococcal group B vaccine uses, dose and side effects


solution for injection, suspension in pre-filled syringe
meningococcal group B vaccine ( recombinant, adsorbed )

What Trumenba is and what it is used for

Trumenba is a vaccine given to people from the age of 10 and is intended to prevent invasive meningococcal disease, caused by Neisseria meningitides serogroup B. This type of bacteria can cause serious and sometimes life-threatening infections such as meningitis ( inflammation of the membranes of the brain and spinal cord) and sepsis (blood poisoning).

The vaccine contains 2 important components from the surface of the bacterium.

The vaccine works by helping the body form antibodies (the body’s natural defense system) that protect you or your child against this disease.

What you need to know before you or your child is given Trumenba 

Trumenba should not be given

  • if you or your child is allergic to the active substance or any other ingredient in this medicine (listed in section 6).

Warnings and precautions

Talk to a doctor, pharmacist o,r nurse before vaccination with Trumenba. Tell the doctor, pharmacist o,r nurse if you or your child:

  • have a severe infection with a high fever. In that case, the vaccination will be postponed. The presence of a minor infection,e.g. cold, should not lead to postponing the vaccination but talk to the doctor first.
  • have a bleeding disorder or bruise easily.
  • have a weakened immune system which may impair the effect of Trumenba for you or your child.
  • have had any problems after a dose of Trumenba, such as an allergic reaction or difficulty breathing.

Fainting, feeling faint, or other stress-related reactions may occur as a reaction to a needle stick. Tell your doctor, pharmacist, or nurse if you have experienced this type of reaction before.

Other medicines and Trumenba

Tell the doctor, pharmacist o,r nurse if you or your child are taking, or have recently taken o,r might take any other medicines, or have recently received any other vaccine.

Trumenba can be given simultaneously with the following vaccine components: tetanus, diphtheria, whooping cough (pertussis), poliovirus, papillomavirus a, and meningococcal serogroups A, C, W, Y.

the administration of Trumenba with vaccines other than those mentioned above has not been studied.

If you receive more than one vaccination at the same time, different injection sites must be used.

If you take medicines that affect your immune system (for example radiation treatment, corticosteroids o,r any type of chemotherapy against cancer) the effect of Trumenba may be reduced.

Pregnancy, breastfeeding a, and fertility

If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, think you may be pregnant, or plan to have a baby, consult your doctor before giving Trumenba. The doctor may still recommend that you receive Trumenba if you are at risk of meningococcal disease.

Driving ability and use of machinery

Trumenba has no or negligible effect on the ability to drive and use machines.

However, some of the effects mentioned in section 4 “Potential side effects” may temporarily affect you. If this happens, wait until the effect wears off before driving or using machinery.

Trumenba contains sodium

This medicine contains less than 1 mmol sodium (23 mg) per dose,i.e. it is almost “sodium-free”.

How Trumenba is given

Trumenba is given to you or your child by a doctor, pharmacist o,r nurse. It is injected into the muscle of the upper arm.

It is important to follow the doctor’s, pharmacist’s o,r nurse’s instructions so that you or your child complete the entire series of injections.

Persons 10 years and older

  • You or your child will receive two injections of the vaccine. The second injection is given six months after the first injection .or
  • You or your child will receive two injections given at least one month apart and a third injection given at least four months after the second injection . You or your child may receive a refill dose.

Possible side effects

Like all vaccines, this vaccine can cause side effects, but not all users will get them.

When Trumenba is given to you or your child, the following side effects may occur:

Very common (may affect more than 1 in 10 users)

  • Redness, swelling, and pain at the injection site
  • Headache
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Muscle pain
  • Joint pain
  • Overindulge
  • Fatigue

Common (may affect up to 1 in 10 users)

  • Vomiting
  • Fever ≥ 38 °C

Has been reported (occurring in an unknown number of users)

  • Allergic reactions

How to store Trumenba

Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children.

Use before the expiry date stated on the label and one carton after “EXP”. The expiration date is the last day of the specified month.

Store in a refrigerator (2 °C‑8 °C).

The syringes should be stored lying down in a refrigerator to minimize the time for redispersion.

Do not freeze.

Medicines must not be thrown into the drain or among the household waste. Ask the pharmacist how to dispose of medicines that are no longer used. These measures will help to protect the environment.

Contents of the packaging and other information

Contents declaration

One dose (0.5 ml) contains:Active substances:
Neisseria memeningitideserogroup B fHbp, subfamily A 1,2,360 micrograms
Neisseria memeningitideserogroup B fHbp, subfamily B 1,2,360 micrograms
Recombinant lipid-modified fHbp (factor H-binding protein )2 Produced in Escherichia coli cells by recombinant DNA technologyAdsorbed on aluminum phosphate (0.25 milligrams of aluminum per dose )

Other ingredients:

Sodium chloride (see section 2 Trumenba contains sodium ), histidine, water for injections, and polysorbate 80 (E433).

Appearance and package sizes of the medicine

Trumenba is a white suspension for injection in a pre-filled syringe.

Pack size 1, 5 o,r 10 pre-filled syringes, with or without needles.

Not all pack sizes may be marketed.

Marketing authorization holder and manufacturer

Marketing Authorisation Holder:Pf izer Europe MA EEIGBoulevard de la Plaine 171050 BrusselsBelgiumManufacturer responsible for batch release: Pf izer Manufacturing Belgium NVRijksweg 12B-2870 PuursBelgium

Contact the representative of the Marketing Authorization Holder if you would like to know more about this medicine:

België/Belgique/Belgien Luxembourg/LuxemburgPfizer SA/NVTel/Tel: + 32 (0)2 554 62 11LithuaniaPfizer Luxembourg SARL branches in LithuaniaPhone: +370 52 51 4000
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