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Generic: pneumococcal 23-valent vaccine
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It is a vaccine to prevent pneumococcus bacteria infection
               



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What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Mild fever and pain should go away in 3 days or less. Report any unusual symptoms to your doctor or health care professional.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
  • breathing problems
  • confused
  • fever over 102 degrees F
  • pain, tingling, numbness in the hands or feet
  • seizures
  • unusual bleeding or bruising
  • unusual muscle weakness

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • aches and pains
  • diarrhea
  • fever of 102 degrees F or less
  • headache
  • irritable
  • loss of appetite
  • pain, tender at site where injected
  • trouble sleeping

Where should I keep my medicine?

This does not apply. This vaccine is given in a clinic, pharmacy, doctor's office, or other health care setting and will not be stored at home.

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

               
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