Prevenar 13 suspension for injection Pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine

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Prevenar 13 is a vaccine composed of fragments of pneumococci.

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Prevenar 13
Updated: Thursday, December 12, 2013.
Pneumococcal vaccine
In which case the drug Prevenar 13 is prescribed?

This is a vaccine composed of fragments of pneumococci. It contains no living germ.
It is used in prevention:

pneumococcal infections (otitis media, pneumonia, meningitis ...) in infants 6 weeks and children up to 17 years,

invasive pneumococcal infections (sepsis and meningitis) in adults over 50 years.

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Presentations drug Prevenar 13
Prevenar 13 suspension for injection IM; 0.5 ml pre-filled syringe
Prescription (List I) - Refundable 65% - Price: € 56.72.
Composition of the drug Prevenar 13
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Polysaccharides from 13 different types of Streptococcus pneumoniae (serotypes 1, 3, 4, 5, 6A, 6B, 7F, 9V, 14, 18C, 19A, 19F and 23F) 1 dose
Active Ingredients: Pneumococcal polysaccharide, pneumococcal polysaccharide serotype 6B, protein CRM 197 Corynebacterium diphtheriae
Excipients: Succinic acid, aluminum phosphate, Water ppi, Polysorbate 80, Sodium Chloride
Cons-indications of drug Prevenar 13

This medication should not be used in case of known allergy to any component of the vaccine, or allergic reaction occurred at a previous injection of a vaccine based diphtheria toxoid.

In case of high fever, acute illnesses, it is preferable to postpone the vaccination.

Children who had seizures during fever unrelated to vaccination can receive this vaccine. It should nevertheless be their administer antipyretics (paracetamol) for 48 hours.

As with all vaccines, exceptional cases of severe allergic reactions have been observed; therefore necessitate the need for vaccination in medical settings where emergency treatment can be undertaken without delay.
Prevenar 13 drug interactions with other substances

This vaccine can be injected on the same day as other vaccines, but by changing the injection site.

It should not be mixed with another in the same injectable syringe.
Fertility, pregnancy and lactation

This vaccine is for children or for people over 50 years. There are no data on its use during pregnancy or breastfeeding.
Instructions for use and dosage of the drug Prevenar 13

Shake the vaccine before use, warm to room temperature if necessary. The injection should be given intramuscularly (into the muscle of the shoulder in children and adults in the thigh in infants).
Usual dose:

Infants 6 weeks to 6 months: two alternatives are possible:

1 injection at the age of 2 months and 4 months, followed by a booster between 11 and 15 months.

1 injection at the age of 2, 3 and 4 months, followed by a booster between 11 and 15 months.

Infant 7 to 11 months (not yet vaccinated): 2 injections with an interval of at least 1 month between doses. A booster dose is recommended one year later.

Infants 12 to 23 months (not yet vaccinated): 2 injections at least 2 months apart.

Child 2-17 years (unvaccinated): 1 single injection.

Adults over 50 years: 1 injection.


Febrile reactions due to vaccines can be controlled with paracetamol.

To remain effective, this medication should be stored between +2 ° C and +8 ° C (the coldest part of the refrigerator). However, out of the cold chain for a limited time (a few hours at room temperature below 25 ° C) should not lead to a result. In practice, if necessary, within a few hours can purchase separate vaccine pharmaceutically its storage in a refrigerator or vaccination.

This vaccine should not be frozen.
Possible side effects of the drug Prevenar 13
In children:

Local reactions at the injection site: pain, redness, swelling, induration;

fever, sleepiness, irritability, loss of appetite, vomiting, diarrhea, headache;

more rarely, seizures, rash, swollen glands in the area of injection, allergic reaction.

Adults: decreased appetite, headache, gastrointestinal disturbances (nausea, vomiting), joint or muscle pain, chills, fever, fatigue, injection site reactions (redness, swelling, pain, discomfort in the arm movement).

You felt an adverse effect may be due to this medicine, you can declare by downloading the form.

Warnings on drugs

Warning, the drug is not a product like any other. Read the package leaflet before ordering. Do not leave medicines out of reach of children. If symptoms persist, seek the advice of your doctor or pharmacist. Attention to incompatibilities on products in your.

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