Pneumovax 23 (Injection)

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Injection site reaction of Pneumovax.

I had Pneumovax at the doctor 2 days ago. There was no pain at that time; however, by the time I woke up the next morning my arm had about a 3 inch circle that was swollen, red, and warm to the touch. This morning the reaction is worse and the swollen...
by Ashley Wimberly, 12/07/2005

Pneumovax 23 (Injection) Drug and Prescription Information

Pneumovax 23 (Injection)

Pneumovax 23 (Injection) Medication Classification


Pneumovax 23 (Injection) Brandname

Pneumovax 23, Pnu-Imune 23

Pneumovax 23 (Injection) is used for the Treatment

Pneumococcal Vaccine (NOO-moe-KOK-al vak-seen) Prevents severe infections, such as pneumonia and meningitis.

When To Not Use Pneumovax 23 (Injection)

You should not receive pneumococcal vaccine if you have had an allergic reaction to it, or if you are in the first 3 months of pregnancy. This vaccine is not recommended in infants and children under 2 years of age.

How Should You Use Pneumovax 23 (Injection)

Proper Pneumovax 23 (Injection) Storage

Store Pneumovax 23 (Injection) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Pneumovax 23 (Injection) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using Pneumovax 23 (Injection)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

Pneumovax 23 (Injection) Warnings

  • This vaccine is usually given only once as side effects may occur more often if given a second time. Make sure you tell your doctor if you have received pneumococcal vaccine in the past.
  • Check with your doctor before receiving pneumococcal vaccine if you have an illness with a fever.
  • Patients who are getting medicine like prednisone, receiving chemotherapy for cancer, or who have HIV infection or AIDS may not be fully protected by this vaccine. Because there may be some benefit, your doctor may still want you to receive the vaccine.

Pneumovax 23 (Injection) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Trouble breathing, chest tightness, or wheezing
  • Swelling of the face, lips, or throat
  • Severe skin rash, intense itching, or hives
  • Unexplained high fever
  • Unusual bleeding or bruising
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Soreness, redness, or a lump where the shot was given

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