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Brand name: Menitorix

Menitorix is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) haemophilus influenzae type b + neisseria meningitidis group c vaccine. On this page you will find out more about Menitorix, including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)

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Active ingredient in this medicine: haemophilus influenzae type b + neisseria meningitidis group c vaccine

Information for medicine and pack size:
Menitorix (10 x vaccine vials, 10 x 0.5 mL inert diluent syringes), 1 pack

Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:

This leaflet may also be found inside the medicine package. It contains information on side effects, age restrictions and other useful data.

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What this medicine is for

Menitorix is indicated for the prevention of invasive diseases caused by Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) and Neisseria meningitidis serogroup C (MenC).

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Medicine schedule
1 vial plus 1 diluent syringe: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
10 vials plus 10 diluent sryinges: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
Part 1
Part 1
Visual appearance clear, colourless liquid, free from visible particles
Dosage Form Diluent, not applicable
Route of administration Intramuscular
Part 2
Part 2
Visual appearance white cake or powder
Dosage Form Injection, powder for
Route of administration Intramuscular

There is one type of pack available.

Pack type 1
Pack type 1
Type Multiple containers
Storage temperature Store at 2 to 8 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions Do not Freeze
Life time 3 Years
We were unable to verify that this medicine is available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme). Please consult your pharmacist if you need further information

The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.

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Is this medication banned in sport?

Check if you can use your medicine whilst playing sport. Search the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) database that provides information about the prohibited status of specific medications and/or the active ingredient based on the current World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Prohibited List.

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