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Pneumovax 23 Coupon - Pneumovax 23 0.5ml of 25mcg/0.5ml vial
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Pneumovax 23 Side Effects

What should I watch for?

Mild fever and pain should go away in 3 days or less. Report any unusual symptoms to your doctor or health care professional.

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Common and Rare Side Effects

Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor or nurse immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

More common

Chills

Less common

Body aches or pain

cough

difficulty with breathing

ear congestion

fever

headache

loss of voice

nasal congestion

runny nose

sneezing

sore throat

unusual tiredness or weakness

Rare

Fever over 102.2 °F (39 °C)

Incidence not known

Black, tarry stools

bleeding gums

bloating or swelling of the face, arms, hands, lower legs, or feet blood in the urine or stools

burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings

decreased movement of the legs

difficulty with breathing or swallowing

dizziness

eye pain

fast heartbeat

feeling of discomfort

general feeling of discomfort or illness

headache

hives

inflammation of the joints

itching, especially of the feet or hands

itching, pain, redness, swelling, tenderness, or warmth on the skin

large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs

muscle aches

pinpoint red spots on the skin

puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue

rapid weight gain

rash

shortness of breath

swollen lymph glands

swollen, painful, or tender lymph glands in the neck, armpit, or groin

tightness in the chest

tingling of the hands or feet

reddening of the skin, especially around the ears

swelling of the eyes, face, or inside of the nose

unusual bleeding or bruising

unusual tiredness or weakness (sudden and severe)

unusual weight gain or loss

wheezing

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

More common

Difficulty with moving

lack or loss of strength

muscle aching or cramping

muscle pains or stiffness

redness, soreness, hard lump, swelling, tenderness, or pain at the injection site

swollen joints

Less common or rare

Aches or pain in the joints or muscles

fever of 101 °F (38.3 °C) or less

swollen glands

vague feeling of bodily discomfort

Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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