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Pneumovax 23mg Injection

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Salt Composition : Pneumococcal Vaccine


Origin of Medicine : United States of America

MRP: 2300
Price :2024
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1 Prefilled Syringe(s) Of 0.5ml

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Introduction to Pneumovax 23mg Injection

Pneumovax 23mg injection is a Pneumococcal Vaccine that is used to prevent disease; In both children (from 6 weeks to 17 years) and adults ( aged 18 years and older), this injection helps to protect against meningitis (inflammation around the brain and spinal cord), sepsis or bacteremia (bacteria in the bloodstream), pneumonia (lung infection), and ear infection caused by 13 different types of Streptococcus pneumoniae bacteria. It makes the body produce antibodies to protect the body against the disease. 

Do not take Pneumovax 23mg injection if you are allergic to the Pneumococcal vaccine or any other ingredients in this medicine or any other vaccine with diphtheria toxoid. Also, do not take it if you have a severe infection with a fever (over 38°C). Before starting the treatment, inform your doctor about present and past medical problems, breathing problems, bleeding, and bruising condition. Inform your doctor if you have a low resistance to the infection (weekend immune system or seizures. 

Notify your doctor if your child is prematurely born (at or before 28 weeks of gestation). Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to get pregnant or think you might be pregnant or breastfeeding. Do not self-administer. A well-trained doctor should inject Pneumovax 23mg injection.

Uses of Pneumovax 23mg Injection

  • Meningitis
  • Pneumonia
  • Sepsis or bacteremia
  • Ear infection

Therapeutic Effects of Pneumovax 23mg Injection

Pneumovax 23mg injection triggers the immune system to produce more antibodies that protect against infections

Interaction of Pneumovax 23mg Injection with other drugs

Inform your doctor about any prescribed medications, over-the-counter medicines, nutritional or vitamin supplements, and herbal products you take or have taken before the treatment. Certain medications may interact with Pneumovax 23mg injection and can cause undesirable side effects.

More Information about Pneumovax 23mg Injection

  • Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children.
  • Store in a refrigerator (2°C to 8°C).
  • Do not freeze.

How to consume Pneumovax 23mg Injection

Pneumovax 23mg injection is administered into a muscle or deep under the skin. If this injection is recommended for you, it will be given by a healthcare professional. Do not self-administrate. Your physician will choose the dosage and administration frequency based on the medical condition because it differs for each person. ex

A second dose of Pneumovax 23mg injection is not usually given until at least three years after the first dose. Healthy people do not usually need a second dose; however, persons at increased risk of serious pneumococcal infection (such as those with no spleen or a spleen that does not work properly) may be suggested. 

Safety Advices for Pneumovax 23mg Injection

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Inform your medical professional if you are pregnant or think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby or breastfeeding. Ask for the suggestion before taking Pneumovax 23mg injection.

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Breast Feeding


It is unknown whether the ingredient of Pneumovax 23mg injection passes to the breast milk. Inform your doctor to get advice regarding breastfeeding.

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It is unknown whether Pneumovax 23mg injection is safe for patients with lung problems. Inform your physician if you have any lung disease before starting the treatment. Contact your doctor if you experience any lung-related symptoms.

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It is unknown whether Pneumovax 23mg injection is safe for patients with lung problems. Inform your physician if you have any lung disease before starting the treatment. Contact your doctor if you experience any liver -related symptoms.

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It is unknown whether consuming alcohol while taking a Pneumovax 23mg injection is safe. Please speak with your physician.

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It is unknown whether Pneumovax 23mg injection alters the ability to drive or operate the machine. Consult your doctor for more information. However, if you experience any side effects, avoid driving.

Side Effects of Pneumovax 23mg Injection

Side Effects are unwanted symptoms caused by medicines. Although all medicines cause side effects, not everyone gets them.


  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Blue discoloration of lips or tongue
  • Dizziness
  • Fever
  • Joint swelling
  • Muscle pain
  • Swelling of lips, tongue, throat, neck, hand, feet, or ankles
  • Skin hives and rashes


  • Swelling and hardening at the injection site
  • Soreness
  • Pain
  • Redness

Word of Advice

Pneumococcal infection occurs in anyone but is most likely to occur in people who are elder or with spleen function problems, or who have lost the spleen and have a low resistance to infection due to prolonged illnesses or treatment. Seek the doctor’s advice before getting the injection. Inform your doctor if you consume any other medicine, including antibiotics. If you consume antibiotics before tha Pneumovax 23mg injection, it should not be stopped after the injection. Contact your doctor instantly if you experience any side effects.


Q 1. Which types of pneumonia will be protected by the Pneumovax 23mg injection?

Pneumovax 23mg injection prevents the most common bacterial strains that cause pneumonia, such as Streptococcus pneumoniae. It does not protect against viral or other types of bacterial pneumonia.

Q 2. My mother is around 65 years old. Is she can get a Pneumovax 23mg injection?

Yes, it is generally recommended for individuals aged 65 and above to receive Pneumovax 23mg injection. This injection is particularly important for older adults as they are at an excessive risk of developing complications from pneumococcal pneumonia.

Q 3. Can I take up Pneumovax 23mg injection along with other injections?

Yes, the Pneumovax 23mg injection can typically be given alongside other injections.

Q 4. How long Pneumovax 23mg injection work in my body?

Pneumovax 23mg injection provides long-term protection, but the duration can vary among individuals. Pneumovax 23mg injection offers protection for several years, and booster doses may be recommended in certain cases, especially for individuals with compromised immune systems.

Q 5. I already had the Pneumococcal vaccine for two years. Is that okay if I take up Pneumovax 23mg injection again?

Yes, getting another shot after a couple of years is totally alright. Pneumovax 23mg injection can protect against future infections and potentially prevent pneumonia-related complications.

Fact Box of Pneumovax 23mg Injection

Molecule Name: Pneumococcal Vaccine 

Therapeutic class: Anti-infection 

Pharmacological class: Anti bacterial 


1. Pneumonia

2. Sepsis or bacteremia

3. Ear infection

4. Meningitis


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  3. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, vaccine information statement, [Accessed on 16th May 2023],


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