Pneumovax 23

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  • Contains / Salt: Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Vaccine (25 mcg)
  • Seller: Apollo Pharmacy Limited
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    • Country of Origin: India

    Pneumovax 23 Information

    Pneumovax 23, a prescription drug, is manufactured in various forms such as Injection. It is typically used for the treatment of Pneumococcal Disease. Secondary and off-label uses of Pneumovax 23 have also been mentioned below.

    Medical history of the patient along with age and gender determines the dosage of Pneumovax 23. Besides the medical condition it is advised for, the route of administration also plays an important role in determining the correct drug dosage. For detailed information on this, read through the dosage section.

    Some other side effects of Pneumovax 23 have been listed ahead. Usually, these side effects of Pneumovax 23 go away soon, and do not persist beyond the duration of the treatment. Consult your doctor if these side effects become worse or stay for a longer duration.

    Pneumovax 23's effect during pregnancy is Safe and Mild while nursing. Further, the section on Pneumovax 23 related warnings talks about Pneumovax 23's effects on the liver, heart and kidney.

    Pneumovax 23 is contraindicated in people with pre-existing medical conditions like Fever, Drug Allergy as it can result in adverse effects. Some other conditions that can be affected by Pneumovax 23 are listed in the contraindications section below.

    Drug reaction of Pneumovax 23 with other medicines has been reported. See below for a complete list.

    Along with the above-mentioned precautions, remember that taking Pneumovax 23 is considered safe while driving, and is addictive.



    Pneumovax 23 Benefits & Uses

    Pneumovax 23 is used to treat the following -

    Main Benefits

    Other Benefits

    Pneumovax 23 Dosage & How to Take

    This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

    Find the right dosage based on disease and age

    Age Group Dosage
    Adult
    • Disease: Pneumonia
    • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
    • Single Maximum Dose: 0.5 ml
    • Dosage Route: Parenteral
    • Frequency: once only
    • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
    • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
    13 - 18 years (Adolescent)
    • Disease: Pneumonia
    • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
    • Single Maximum Dose: 0.5 ml
    • Dosage Route: Parenteral
    • Frequency: once only
    • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
    • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
    Neonates (0 to 1 month)
    • Disease: Pneumococcal Disease
    • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
    • Single Maximum Dose: 0.5 ml
    • Dosage Route: Parenteral
    • Frequency: doctor administered
    • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
    • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
    Infant (1 month to 2 years)
    • Disease: Pneumococcal Disease
    • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
    • Single Maximum Dose: 0.5 ml
    • Dosage Route: Parenteral
    • Frequency: doctor administered
    • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
    • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
    2 - 12 years (Child)
    • Disease: Pneumonia
    • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
    • Single Maximum Dose: 0.5 ml
    • Dosage Route: Parenteral
    • Frequency: once only
    • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
    • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor


    Pneumovax 23 Side Effects

    Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Pneumovax 23 is used -

    Severe

    • Allergic reaction

    Mild

    Pneumovax 23 Related Warnings

    • Is the use of Pneumovax 23 safe for pregnant women?


      There are no side effects of Pneumovax 23 in pregnant women.

      Safe
    • Is the use of Pneumovax 23 safe during breastfeeding?


      Pneumovax 23 may have very limited harmful effects for breastfeeding women.

      Mild
    • What is the effect of Pneumovax 23 on the Kidneys?


      Pneumovax 23 is not harmful for kidneys.

      Safe
    • What is the effect of Pneumovax 23 on the Liver?


      Pneumovax 23 is completely safe for the liver.

      Safe
    • What is the effect of Pneumovax 23 on the Heart?


      Side effects of Pneumovax 23 rarely affect the heart.

      Mild


    Severe Interaction of Pneumovax 23 with Other Drugs

    Pneumovax 23 should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

    Severe



    Pneumovax 23 Contraindications

    If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Pneumovax 23 unless your doctor advises you to do so -



    Frequently asked Questions about Pneumovax 23

    • Is this Pneumovax 23 habit forming or addictive?


      No, there is no any evidence that Pneumovax 23 is addictive.

      No
    • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


      Pneumovax 23 does not cause dizziness or sleep, so you can drive a vehicle or operate machinery also.

      Safe
    • Is it safe?


      Yes, but take Pneumovax 23 only as per medical advice.

      Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
    • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


      No, Pneumovax 23 is not used to treat mental disorders.

      No

    Pneumovax 23 Interactions with Food and Alcohol

    • Interaction between Food and Pneumovax 23


      Taking Pneumovax 23 with food is safe.

      Safe
    • Interaction between Alcohol and Pneumovax 23


      It is difficult to say anything about the effect of Pneumovax 23 and alcohol. No research has been done on this yet.

      Unknown


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    This medicine data has been created by -

    Vikas Chauhan

    B.Pharma, Pharmacy
    5 Years of Experience


    References

    US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Prevnar13 (Pneumococcal 13-valent Conjugate Vaccine [Diphtheria CRM197 Protein])

    April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 1429



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