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Prevenar 13 Vaccine 0.5 ml

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Pneumococcal 13 Valent Conjugate 0.5 ml

Introduction of Prevenar 13 Suspension for Injection

Prevenar 13 Vaccine 0.5 ml is a vaccine that protects against different types of streptococcus pneumoniae bacteria that can cause serious infections such as pneumonia, meningitis, sepsis, blood infections, and ear infections. Prevenar 13 is recommended for children and adults at high risk of pneumococcal infections. Prevenar 13 Vaccine helps the body make its own antibodies that protect you from these diseases. Prevenar 13 Vaccine 0.5 ml protects only against diseases caused by the thirteen strains of streptococcus pneumoniae contained in the vaccine.

Prevenar 13 Vaccine should be administered intramuscularly, usually in the muscle of the upper arm. Prevenar 13 Vaccine should not be self-administered. It is important that you receive all the doses of this Prevenar 13 Vaccine 0.5 ml to make it effective.

Prevenar 13 may cause some side effects, although not everyone experiences them. Some of the most common side effects include reactions at the injection site, such as pain, swelling, or redness, as well as irritability, loss of appetite, and sleepiness. These side effects are usually mild and go away on their own within a few days. If you experience any of these side effects and they persist or get worse, it is important to let your doctor know. Your doctor may be able to recommend ways to reduce or prevent these symptoms.

You should not receive a booster dose of this Prevenar 13 Vaccine if you had a life-threatening allergic reaction after the first shot.

Before taking Prevenar 13 Vaccine if you ever had a severe allergic reaction to a pneumococcal or diphtheria toxoid vaccine or a bleeding or blood clotting disorder such as haemophilia or easy bruising or a weak immune system (caused by disease or by using certain medicine). 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 Prevenar 13.


Uses of Prevenar 13 Suspension for Injection

Prevenar 13 Vaccine to prevent different types of streptococcus pneumoniae bacteria that can cause serious infections such as pneumonia, meningitis, sepsis, blood infections, and ear infections in children and adults.


Benefits of Prevenar 13 Suspension for Injection

Use of Prevenar 13 Vaccine 0.5 ml has several benefits in protecting against different types of streptococcus pneumoniae bacteria, which can cause serious infections such as pneumonia, meningitis, and sepsis.

Prevenar 13 Vaccine is highly effective in preventing pneumococcal pneumonia, which is a serious lung infection caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae bacteria. Prevenar 13 Vaccine 0.5 ml also reduces the need for hospitalization and death caused by pneumococcal pneumonia.

Prevenar 13 also protects against other invasive infections caused by the bacteria, such as meningitis, sepsis, and bacteremia.

Prevenar 13 Vaccine is recommended for children, adults at high risk of pneumococcal infection, and older adults. It is particularly important for individuals who are more likely to develop severe illness or complications from pneumococcal infections.

Prevenar 13 Vaccine 0.5 ml can also provide herd immunity, meaning that when enough people in a community are vaccinated, the spread of the bacteria is less likely, ultimately protecting the unvaccinated people as well.

Prevenar 13 is cost-effective as it helps prevent serious illnesses and hospitalizations, which can be expensive to treat.


Side Effects of Prevenar 13 Suspension for Injection

Like all medications, Prevenar 13 Vaccine 0.5 ml can cause side effects but do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them.



Most Common Side Effects of Prevenar 13 Suspension for Injection

  • Redness where a shot was given
  • Trouble moving the arm where a shot was given
  • (in a child) crying or fussiness
  • Vomiting
  • Loss of appetite
  • Rash


Common Side Effects of Prevenar 13 Suspension for Injection

  • Fever 
  • Chills
  • Headache 
  • Feeling tired
  • Muscle or joint pain
  • Sleeping more or less than usual
  • Swelling, tenderness


How to Use Prevenar 13 Suspension for Injection?

Prevenar 13 Vaccine is administered by a healthcare professional or nurse in a hospital or clinic setting. The specific dosing and administration of Prevenar 13 will depend on the clinical condition of the patient's age and medical history, and other factors. Kindly do not self-administer.


How Prevenar 13 Suspension for Injection Works?

Prevenar 13 Vaccine 0.5 ml works by introducing a small piece of the pneumococcal bacteria, called a polysaccharide, into the body. The polysaccharide is attached or conjugated, to a protein that helps the immune system recognize it as foreign. This prompts the immune system to produce antibodies against the polysaccharide, which can protect against future infections with the bacteria. Prevenar 13 Vaccine is designed to protect against 13 different types of pneumococcal bacteria, which are responsible for many cases of pneumonia, meningitis, and other serious infections.


Safety Advices Prevenar 13 Suspension for Injection

kidney
Kidney
Use with Caution

Prevenar 13 should be used with caution in patients with Kidney disease. It is important that patients with kidney disease closely monitor kidney function while taking Prevenar 13 Vaccine 0.5 ml and report any unusual symptoms or changes in kidney function to their doctor. The dose of Prevenar 13 may need to be adjusted in patients with kidney disease.

driving
Driving
Safe

It is uncertain if the Prevenar 13 Vaccine affects one's ability to drive. If any symptoms that impair focus and reaction occur, do not operate a vehicle.

breastfeeding
Breastfeeding
Use with Caution

It is not known whether this Prevenar 13 Vaccine 0.5 ml is excreted in human milk. Caution should be exercised when Prevenar 13 Vaccine is administered to a nursing mother.

pregnancy
Pregnancy
Safe

Animal reproduction studies have not been conducted with Prevenar 13 Vaccine 0.5 ml. It is not known whether Prevenar 13 Vaccine can cause fetal harm when administered to a pregnant woman or can affect reproduction capacity. Prevenar 13 Vaccine 0.5 ml should be given to pregnant women only if clearly needed.

liver
Liver
Use with Caution

Prevenar 13 Vaccine should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. It is important that patients with liver disease closely monitor liver function while taking Prevenar 13 and report any unusual symptoms or changes in liver function to their doctor. The dose of Prevenar 13 may need to be adjusted in patients with liver disease.

alcohol
Alcohol
Unsafe

It is generally not recommended to drink alcohol while taking Prevenar 13 Vaccine. It may increase the risk of liver damage. it is best to avoid alcohol or limit your alcohol consumption while taking any medication.


References

1. PREVENAR 13 0.5ML vaccine, pneumococcal conjugate - Prevenar-13 Injection, Pfizer India, Product Leaflet

2. Pneumococcal Polysaccharide ConjugateVaccine (Adsorbed) Ph.Eur., 13-valent, Pfizer India, Product Leaflet 

3. Pneumococcal 13-valent Conjugate Vaccine, FDA, Product Leaflet

4. PREVNAR 13 (Pneumococcal 13-valent Conjugate Vaccine [Diphtheria CRM197 Protein]) Suspension for intramuscular injection, Wyeth Pharmaceuticals Inc, US.FDA, Product Leaflet


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