Pneumovax 23 Injection 0.5ml

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INTRODUCTION

PNEUMOVAX 23 contains Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Vaccine (PPV) 23 which belongs to the group of medicine called killed vaccine. It helps to give protection against severe bacterial infections caused by 23 types of Pneumococci (Streptococcus pneumoniae) in both adults and in children (aged 2 years and older). Pneumococci can cause pneumonia (infections of the lungs), meningitis (infection of the covering of the brain and spinal cord), bacteremia or septicemia (infection of the blood cells) and other infections.

Vaccines are generally given to boost your immune system and protect you from harmful infections. Vaccination against Pneumococcal infections using PNEUMOVAX 23 offers immune protection to you and your child against the 23 pneumococcal types included in the vaccine, which covers almost all the infections caused by pneumococci. PPV-23 enhances your body’s natural defense system by increasing the production of antibodies that help to protect against pneumococcal infections.

Pneumococcal infections are generally more prone in elderly patients and in patients who have problems with their spleen or having low resistance to infections due to longstanding illness (such as HIV, heart, lung, kidney or liver disease, diabetes, or cancer etc.). PNEUMOVAX 23 is not meant for self-administration. It should be given only by a healthcare professional in the muscle and not in the skin or blood vessel. For patients who are at risk of serious pneumococcal infection, a second dose is usually recommended between 3 and 5 years after the first dose.

The most common side effects of this vaccine are injection site reactions (such as pain, redness and swelling) and fever. Contact your doctor if they bother you. Before taking this vaccine, inform your doctor if you have any lung, liver, kidney or heart disease. Consult your doctor before taking this vaccine, if you are pregnant or think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, or breastfeeding. It is not recommended for use in children aged less than 2 years due to lack of efficacy in them. Consult your doctor before vaccination.

USES OF PNEUMOVAX 23

  • Protects against pneumonia, meningitis, bacteremia or septicemia and other severe bacterial infections caused by Pneumococci in both adults and in children (2 years or older)

HOW PNEUMOVAX 23 WORKS

Pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine (PPV)-23 is a killed vaccine. It promotes active immunization against the 23-conjugate polysaccharides types of Pneumococci in the body. It acts by enhancing the body’s natural defense system by stimulating the production of antibodies that are required to protect against pneumococcal infections.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

PNEUMOVAX 23 will be given to you only by a doctor or nurse into the muscle as an intramuscular injection. It should not be administered in the skin or inside a blood vessel. For patients who are at risk of serious pneumococcal infection, a second dose is usually recommended between 3 and 5 years after the first dose. However, your doctor will decide the number of doses and duration depending upon your age, body weight and health condition.

SIDE EFFECTS OF PNEUMOVAX 23

SERIOUS

  • allergic reactions (such as skin rash, hives, swelling of the face, lips, tongue and/or throat and neck leading to difficulty in breathing, swelling of hands, feet or ankles, dizziness, collapse, fever, fatigue, muscle pain and pain or inflammation in joints)

COMMON

  • injection site pain, soreness, redness, warmth, swelling and hardening
  • fever

RARE

  • swelling in the injected limb

HOW TO MANAGE SIDE EFFECTS

Injection site pain and soreness:

Try to rest and relax. Do not frequently move the injected area. Keep an ice pack on the injected site as it may calm the redness, swelling and soreness. If it does not get better, contact your doctor.

WARNING & PRECAUTIONS

PREGNANCY

Consult your doctor before taking this vaccine, if you are pregnant or think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby.

BREASTFEEDING

Consult your doctor before taking this vaccine, if you are breastfeeding.

ALCOHOL

Avoid consumption of alcohol while taking this vaccine.

KIDNEY

PNEUMOVAX 23 should be taken with caution in patients with kidney disease. Consult your doctor for advice.

LIVER

PNEUMOVAX 23 should be taken with caution in patients with liver disease. Consult your doctor for advice.

ALLERGY

Do not use this medicine if you are allergic to PPV-23.

LUNGS

PNEUMOVAX 23 should be taken with caution in patients with lung disease. Consult your doctor for advice.

HEART DISEASE

PNEUMOVAX 23 should be taken with caution in patients with heart disease. Consult your doctor for advice.

OTHERS

Before taking this vaccine, inform your doctor if you or your child:

  • have any infection with high fever,
  • has a low resistance to infections (developed due to chemotherapy or radiation)
  • have any longstanding illness or infection
  • have problems with your spleen

INTERACTIONS

Talk to your doctor, if you are taking,

  • oral antibiotics to prevent pneumococcal infection (e.g. amoxicillin, penicillin)

SYNOPSIS

Drug :   Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Vaccine (PPV) 23
Pharmacological Category :   Killed vaccine
Therapeutic Indication :   Pneumococcal infections
Dosage Forms :   Injection

MORE INFORMATION

Store in a refrigerator (between 2-8°C) and keep out of reach of children. Do not freeze.

FAQs ABOUT PNEUMOVAX 23

Will PNEUMOVAX 23 cause fever after vaccination?

Although, this medicine is used to protect from various bacterial infections, it may cause a mild fever and discomfort in few people, due to the presence of inactivated conjugate polysaccharide types of Pneumococci. This is usually mild and disappears with time. However, if you experience any severe fever or other unusual symptom contact your doctor.

Can PNEUMOVAX 23 be received along with influenza vaccine?

Yes. It can be given at the same time as influenza vaccine, but different syringes and different injection sites should be used. Most people respond well to both the vaccines and so they can be used to offer protection against both the infections simultaneously.

I have fever. Can I receive PNEUMOVAX 23?

No. It should not be taken if you are in fever or having other infection. You must wait until your condition becomes normal before taking this medicine.

REFERENCES

1. Aditi Sinha, Surjit Singh. Immunization and Immunodeficiency. Ghai Essentials Pediatrics. 8th Edition. CBS Publishers and Distributors Pvt Ltd. Page – 199-200.

2. Gerald G. Briggs and Roger K. Freeman. A reference guide to fetal and neonatal risk: Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation. Tenth Edition. 2015. Page – 4008-4009.

3. Medical University of South Carolina. Immune Response to Pneumococcal Vaccination in Aging HIV Positive Adults. NIH U.S. National Library of Medicine ClinicalTrials.gov. [Revised on June 2020] [Accessed 8th January 2021] https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT03039491

4. Sinovac Biotech Co., Ltd. Safety and Immunogenicity Study of 23-valent Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Vaccine in Healthy Children, Adults and Elderly. NIH U.S. National Library of Medicine ClinicalTrials.gov. [Revised on March 2017] [Accessed 8th January 2021] https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT02451969

5. Markus A. Rose, Ralf Schubert, Nicola Strnad and Stefan Zielen. Priming of Immunological Memory by Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine in Children Unresponsive to 23-Valent Polysaccharide Pneumococcal Vaccine. NCBI; PMC US National Library of Medicine, National Institute of Health. October 2005. [Accessed 8th January 2021]. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1247826/

6. Merck Sharp & Dohme B.V. Electronic Medicines Compendium (EMC); [Revised on April 2019] [Accessed 8th January 2021] https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/files/pil.1061.pdf

7. Merck Sharp & Dohme. Corp. U.S. Food & Drug Administration. [Revised on September 2020] [Accessed 8th January 2021] https://www.merck.com/product/usa/pi_circulars/p/pneumovax_23/pneumovax_pi.pdf

PRODUCT DETAILS

    Net Qty
    1 N
    Item Weight
    20 g
    Ingredient
    PNEUMOCOCCAL POLYSACCHARIDE VACCINE(PPV) 25MCG
    Hsn Code
    30022029
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