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PULMOVAX 23 INJECTION

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MRP: Rs. 1365 for 1 vial(s) (1 ML injection each)
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Composition for PULMOVAX

Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Vaccine(25 mcg)

food interaction for PULMOVAX

alcohol interaction for PULMOVAX

pregnancy interaction for PULMOVAX

lactation interaction for PULMOVAX

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Pulmovax 23 injection at a fixed time.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pulmovax 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.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION for PULMOVAX

Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Vaccine(25 mcg)

Uses

Pulmovax 23 injection is used to prevent pneumoniae.

How it works

Pulmovax 23 injection belongs to a class of drugs called vaccines. It works by activating the immune system to produce antibodies (specific immune compounds) against pneumococcal bacteria thereby offering protection against infection due to live virus infection in future.

Common side effects

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

Common Dosage for PULMOVAX 23 INJECTION

Patients taking PULMOVAX 23 INJECTION

  • 89%
    Once A Day
  • 11%
    Once A Month

SUBSTITUTES for PULMOVAX

2 Substitutes
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  • PNEUMOVAX 23 INJECTION
    (1 ML injection in vial)
    MSD Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
    Rs. 1495/ML of injection
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    Rs. 1495
    pay 10% more per ML of injection
  • PNEUMO 23 INJECTION
    (1 ML injection in vial)
    Sanofi India Ltd
    Rs. 1144/ML of injection
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    Rs. 1144
    save 16% more per ML of injection

Top Physicians

  • Dr. M. K. Singh
    MBBS, MD
    4.8
  • Dr. Sushila Kataria
    MBBS, MD, Diploma
    4.6
  • Dr. Joy Chakraborty
    MBBS, MD
    4.5
  • Dr. R. R. Dutta
    MBBS, MD
    4.4
  • Dr. Kartavya Shah
    MBBS, DNB
    4.2

Expert advice for PULMOVAX

  • 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.

Frequently asked questions for PULMOVAX

Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Vaccine

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.

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Content on this page was last updated on 28 September, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)