What is Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Injection used for?
Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Injection is used for the prevention of diseases caused by pneumococcal bacteria such as pneumonia, meningitis, ear infections, and blood infections. The vaccine protects against diseases caused by twenty-three different strains of Streptococcus pneumonia bacteria.
How Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Injection is used?
Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Injection is usually given as an injection into the muscle of the upper arm by a doctor or a nurse. It should not be self-administered. Only one dose is needed for most people. A booster dose can be given 5 years after the first dose.
Common side effects of this Injection:
Some common side effects of this vaccine include injection site reactions (such as pain, swelling, redness), headache, weakness, tiredness, and myalgia. If these side effects persist or get worse, let the doctor know. The doctor may help with ways to reduce or prevent these symptoms.
To ensure safety, before receiving the vaccine, it is important to let the doctor know if you have any problems with your heart, liver, and kidneys. You should also tell the doctor about all the medicines you are taking. Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers should consult and seek advice from their doctor before receiving the vaccine.
This Infusion is a painkiller used to treat aches and pains. It works by blocking chemical messengers in the brain that tell us we have pain. It is effective in relieving pain caused by headache, migraine, nerve pain, toothache, sore throat, period (menstrual) pains, arthritis, and muscle aches. It is given as an injection by your doctor or healthcare provider and should not be self-administered
Brand Name: Pneumovax 23
Manufacturer: MSD Pharmaceuticals