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Pneumococcal 23-Valent Polysaccharide Vaccine Prefilled Syringe (PNEUMOCOCCAL POLYSACCHARIDE VACCINE - INJECTION)

Vaccine to prevent a bacterial infection.

Brand Name(s): Pneumovax 23

Generic Name: Pneumococcal 23-Valent Vaccine

Instructions

This medicine is given as an injection into a muscle.

Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all your medicines. Include prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal medicines.

Cautions

Tell your doctor and pharmacist if you ever had an allergic reaction to a medicine.

Speak with your health care provider before receiving any vaccinations.

Tell the doctor or pharmacist if you are pregnant, planning to be pregnant, or breastfeeding.

Side Effects

The following is a list of some common side effects from this medicine. Please speak with your doctor about what you should do if you experience these or other side effects.

  • lack of energy and tiredness
  • fever or chills
  • pain, redness, swelling near injection
  • muscle pain
  • nausea

Call your doctor or get medical help right away if you notice any of these more serious side effects:

  • dizziness
  • ear problems (ringing in the ears, hearing loss)
  • fainting
  • numbness or tingling in hands and feet
  • seizures
  • unusual or unexplained tiredness or weakness
  • blurring or changes of vision

A few people may have an allergic reaction to this medicine. Symptoms can include difficulty breathing, skin rash, itching, swelling, or severe dizziness. If you notice any of these symptoms, seek medical help quickly.

Please speak with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist if you have any questions about this medicine.

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