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      Prevenar injection
      Uses and Benefits

      Uses and Benefits

      Prevenar injection is used for prevention of diseases caused by pneumococcal bacteria such as pneumonia (infections of the lungs), meningitis (infection of the covering of the brain and spinal cord), bacteraemia (infection of blood cells) and other pneumococcal infections caused by 13 conjugate types of the bacteria Streptococcus pneumoniae in both adults (18 years and older) and in children (6 weeks to 17 years). It is also used to prevent ear infections caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae in children. However, the uses mentioned here are not comprehensive. There may be other conditions for which the medication may be used upon your doctor’s discretion.

      Composition

      Composition

      The active ingredient of Prevenar injection is Corynebacterium diphtheriae CRM 197 protein 20 MCG and Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) 15 MCG

      Mechanism of Action of Drugs

      Mechanism of Action of Drugs

      Prevenar injection develops immunity by initiating a mild infection. This infection does not cause illness but stimulates the immune system of the body to produce antibodies that protect against any subsequent pneumococcal infections.

      Contraindications and Cautions

      Contraindications and Caution

      Patients with following conditions are suggested to seek advice from their healthcare professionals before taking Prevenar injection:

      • Hypersensitivity to ingredients in the injection
      • Caution:
      • Mild acute illness with or without fever
      • Bleeding disorders including thrombocytopenia
      • Poor immune system
      • Seizures
      • Pregnancy and lactation
      Side Effects

      Side and Adverse Effects

      Prevenar injection is usually well tolerated when taken in the recommended dosage guidelines. Most side effects are temporary and usually subsides on their own. However, consult your doctor if they persist for a longer duration. You may experience one or more of the following symptoms:

      • Injection site reactions (erythema, induration, tenderness, pain or discomfort)
      • Nausea
      • Vomiting
      • Diarrhea
      • Decreased appetite
      • Malaise
      • Generalized ache
      • Fever
      • Skin rash
      • Headache
      • Muscle tenderness
      • Pruritis

      Rare but more serious adverse effects may include:

      • Anaphylactoid or hypersensitivity reactions
      • Drowsiness
      How to Use

      How to Use

      Do not self-administer the injection, your nurse or trained physician will give you the injection into the muscles (intramuscular) of the arms or legs. Prevenar Injection is should be used with extreme caution in prematurely born infants (born before 28 weeks), because it may cause longer gaps than normal between breaths for 2-3 days after vaccination. Your doctor will decide the dose intervals, number of doses and frequency depending on your age, weight and health condition.
      Since the injection is administered mostly in a hospital or clinic setup, the likelihood of missing the dose is very low. If a dose is missing, it should be taken as soon as possible. Prior to vaccination, a paediatrician advice should be sought in children.

      Overdosage

      Try not to take more than recommended measurements. Since the Prevenar injection will be given by doctor or nurse, therefore it is less likely that you will receive overdose of the medicine. On the off chance that you notice any, instantly look for clinical guidance or report it to the close poison control centre.

      Warnings and Precautions

      Warnings and Precautions

      Use this injection only on the advice of medical practitioner. Dose adjustments or complete avoidance of the Prevenar injection may be required in the following conditions:

      Kidney:

      The injection is safe among patients with kidney problems. Adjustments of dose of the medicine may not be needed. If you have any renal problems, it is highly recommended that you consult doctor before the taking injection.

      Liver:

      The injection is safe among patients with liver problems. Adjustments of dose of the medicine may not be needed. If you have any hepatic problems, it is highly recommended that you consult doctor before the taking injection.

      Pregnancy:

      This injection might be risky to take during pregnancy. Despite the fact that there are limited studies in human beings, animal studies have shown effects on the developing baby. It is recommended that you consult your doctor before getting vaccinated.

      Lactation:

      The medicine is likely unsafe to use for nursing mothers. Limited human data suggests that the medication may pass into the breastmilk and harm the infant. Consult your doctor immediately if the baby shows signs of increased sleepiness, breathing problems or difficulty in breast feeding.

      Alcohol:

      Interaction of alcohol with this injection is unknown. Any symptoms of abnormal reactions after taking the medicine should be reported to your doctor immediately.

      Driving:

      It does not cause drowsiness or dizziness. If you notice any abnormal reactions after taking the medicine do not drive, operate heavy machinery or involve in any works which may demand your attention or physical strength.

      Food:

      Unless your doctor instructs otherwise there are no specific dietary requirements while taking the injection.

      Drug Interactions:

      Inform your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines which includes over-the-counter drugs, herbal tonics, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription. Alert your doctor if you are taking Prevenar injection with immunosuppressants, cancer chemotherapy drugs, dexamethasone, heparin, warfarin, prednisone, cyclosporine.

      Precautions
      • Do not use this injection post the expiry date
      • Store at cool temperatures (2-8 degree Celsius), away from light
      • Do not freeze
      FDA Pregnancy Category

      FDA Pregnancy Category

      Category D: There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.


      Drug Composition information
      Therapeutic Classification

      Vaccines, Antisera & Immunologicals


      Frequently Asked Questions

      Frequently Asked Questions
      Q1. What is the use of the Prevenar injection?

      It is an active immunizing agent used for prevention of diseases caused by pneumococcal bacteria such as pneumonia (infections of the lungs), meningitis (infection of the covering of the brain and spinal cord), bacteraemia (infection of blood cells) and other pneumococcal infections caused by 13 conjugate types of the bacteria Streptococcus pneumoniae in both adults (18 years and older) and in children (6 weeks to 17 years). It is also used to prevent ear infections caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae in children.

      Q2. What are the side effects of the Prevenar injection?

      The injection is well tolerated when taken in prescribed dosage guidelines. Most common side effects include injection site reactions (erythema, induration, tenderness, pain or discomfort), nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, decreased appetite, malaise, generalized ache, fever, headache, muscle tenderness, pruritis. Its use may also lead to extreme but uncommon side effects such as anaphylactoid or hypersensitivity reactions, drowsiness.

      Q3. Should we take Prevenar injection with food or without food?

      The injection can be taken with or without food.

      Q4. What are the precautions to be followed while taking the Prevenar injection?

      If you ever had impaired kidney function, severe liver impairment or heart disease, let your doctor know before taking this medicine. Inform your doctor about all the medicines you take to ensure that you are healthy. Caution is advised among patients with hypersensitivity to ingredients in the injection, mild acute illness with or without fever, bleeding disorders including thrombocytopenia, poor immune system, seizures, pregnancy and lactation.

      Q5. Does Prevenar injection make you sleepy?

      It does not cause drowsiness or dizziness. If you notice any abnormal reactions after taking the medicine do not drive, operate heavy machinery or involve in any works which may demand your attention or physical strength.

      Q6. Is Prevenar injection harmful? What does an overdose of Prevenar injection lead to?

      The injection is usually well tolerated when taken in the recommended dose. Since the vaccination will be given by doctor or nurse, therefore it is less likely that you will receive overdose of the medicine. On the off chance that you notice any, instantly look for clinical guidance or report it to the close poison control centre.

      Q7. Can I take Prevenar injection during pregnancy?

      This injection might be risky to take during pregnancy. Despite the fact that there are limited studies in human beings, animal studies have shown effects on the developing baby. It is recommended that you consult your doctor before getting vaccinated.

      Q8. Can Prevenar injection be taken without a doctor’s prescription?

      No, do not take the medicine without doctor’s prescription.

      Q9. Is it okay to drink alcohol while I am on the Prevenar injection?

      Interaction of alcohol with this injection is unknown. Any symptoms of abnormal reactions after taking the injection should be reported to your doctor immediately.

      Q10. How to store Prevenar injection?

      Store the medicine at room temperature (2-8 degree Celsius) in a cool and dry place. Do not freeze. Keep the injection according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Store the medicine in the container or the pack it came in, tightly closed.

      Q12. Can we give Prevenar injection to children?

      This injection is not recommended for children below 2 years of age due to potential toxicity and limited evidence on safety and efficacy.

      Q13. By when should I start seeing the results of the Prevenar injection?

      The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action is clinically not determined.

      Q14. How long does the effect of Prevenar injection last?

      The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is clinically not determined.

      Q15. Can we take Prevenar injection daily?

      Medicines should always be taken under medical supervision. Take the medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctor: for dosage and duration.

      Q16. For how many days should I take the Prevenar injection?

      Continue to use the medicine until completion of the maximum amount prescribed, even though the symptoms disappear after medicine has begun.

      Q17. When should I take Prevenar injection?

      Use the medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctor for the dosage and duration.

      Note: All of the above information is for reference purpose only. It is always recommended that you consult a medical professional.

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