Pneumo 23 Injection


Uses of Pneumo 23 Injection

Pneumo 23 Injection is used for prevention of pneumonia, meningitis, blood infection & ear infection.

Pneumo 23 Injection side effects

  • Allergic reaction
  • Fever
  • Injection site redness
  • Rash
  • Soreness

How to use Pneumo 23 Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Pneumo 23 Injection works

Pneumo 23 Injection is a vaccine which helps develop immunity by initiating a mild infection. This type of infection does not cause illness but stimulates the body's immune system to produce antibodies (proteins) to protect against any future infections.

Pneumo 23 Injection related warnings

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pneumo 23 Injection may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Pneumo 23 Injection should be used with caution during lactation. Breast feeding should be held until the treatment of the mother is completed and the drug is eliminated from her body.
Pneumo 23 Injection does not usually affect your ability to drive.
There is limited information available on the use of Pneumo 23 Injection in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
There is limited information available on the use of Pneumo 23 Injection in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Pneumo 23 Injection?

If you miss a dose of Pneumo 23 Injection, please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
Pneumo 23 Injection
Pneumovax 23 Injection
MSD Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
₹1600/ml of Injection
35% costlier
₹1365/ml of Injection
15% costlier

Expert Advice

  • Tell your doctor if you have human immunodeficiency virus infection or acquired immune deficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS), sickle cell disease, kidney disease, history of organ or bone marrow transplant or are receiving chemotherapy.
  • Tell your doctor if you are receiving chemotherapy.
  • Ensure to inform your doctor if you have received a pneumococcal vaccine within the past 3 to 5 years as a second dose can be given 5 years after the first dose.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
  • Do not take if allergic to pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine or any of its ingredients.
  • Do not give to Children <2 years.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Pneumo 23 with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Healgraft, Graftidem, Mycocel S
Brand(s): Thioprinz, Lazorin, Azarid
Brand(s): Empurine, Mercapto, Puri Nethol
Brand(s): Imudrops, Neoral, Aurosporine
Brand(s): Antep, C Lep, Ametol
Brand(s): Stoin, Marantin, Notian
Brand(s): Milorgen, Fosphen, Fosentin

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Pneumo 23

Do you suggest meningococal vaccine should be given to my kid as it is mentioned as optional in schedule. Which brand do you suggest - Sanofi or Glaxo. There is considerable difference in cost between the two.
Dr. Rahul Yadav
Child Specialist
Hello, meningococcal vaccine is recommended for children as it protects against meningitis especially among children who like in hostels or are immune compromised.
Just now I have recovered from Meningitis and brain infection. Suggest me better diet chart. Thnk u.
Dr. Shikha Mishra
eat 6-7 meals per day, which consist fruits, nuts, buttermilk,sprouts,idly,curd eggs,sprouts homecooked food. Drink 3-4 litters of water limit your sugar consumption to 2 spoon per day. Be active whole day do minimum 45 min exercise everyday like pranayam
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User Feedback


Q. When is pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine given?
Pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine is given in between the age of 2 to 65. In certain cases when a second dose is recommended, it should be given 5 years after the first dose. Please follow your doctor's advice regarding dosing schedule.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 12th Apr 2018.
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