Prevnar (Injection)

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Fridge breakdown with Prevnar Meningitis Vaccine in it

I purcahsed the Prevnar meningitis vaccine a few weeks ago for my 2 and a half year old daughter and stored it in the door of my mum’s fridge. She noticed at about 7pm one evening last week that the fridge motor was not switching on as frequently as...
by Fiona D in Malta, 05/23/2006

Prevnar (Injection) Drug and Prescription Information

Prevnar (Injection)

Prevnar (Injection) Medication Classification


Prevnar (Injection) Brandname


Prevnar (Injection) is used for the Treatment

Pneumococcal Vaccine, Diphtheria Conjugate (NOO-moe-KOK-al vak-seen dif-THEER-ee-a KON-joo-gate) Given to babies and young children to prevent infections such as meningitis, pneumonia, and ear and sinus infections.

When To Not Use Prevnar (Injection)

This medicine should not be given to a child who has had an allergic reaction to pneumococcal or diphtheria vaccines.

How Should You Use Prevnar (Injection)

Proper Prevnar (Injection) Storage

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

What To Avoid While Using Prevnar (Injection)

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

  • Make sure the doctor knows if your child is receiving any other medicines before getting this shot.

Prevnar (Injection) Warnings

  • Make sure the doctor knows if your child has an illness with a fever.
  • Make sure the doctor knows if your child has any blood-clotting problems or if the child has ever had an allergic reaction to latex rubber.
  • Patients who have problems with their immune systems, such as those 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 child's doctor may still want to give the vaccine.

Prevnar (Injection) Side Effects

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

  • Fast or irregular heartbeat
  • Fever over 101° F
  • Seizures or fainting
  • Severe loss of appetite, vomiting, or diarrhea
  • Severe sleepiness or irritability
  • Skin rash, hives, or itching
  • Swelling in face, throat, or lips
  • Wheezing or trouble breathing
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Irritability, restlessness, or fussiness
  • Loss of appetite with vomiting or diarrhea
  • Lump or swelling where the shot was given
  • Pain, tenderness, or redness where the shot was given
  • Sleepiness

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Prevnar (Injection)

Effectiveness: *****

Ease of Use: ****

Overall Satisfaction: **


Nam, Nam - 01/14/2014

Thank you for this! I suffered from so many ear inioctfens growing up that I had to describe my childhood to my PCP as being "liberally sprinkled" with amoxacillin. As a result, I do have permanent hearing loss in both of my ears and they get clogged right back up nearly every time I am congested for any reason. It drives me crazy. Thankfully, the older I got, the less frequent my inioctfens were. I'm so glad that none of my children have shown a propensity towards frequent ear inioctfens.