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Pneumovax

Side Effects

Just like any vaccine, Pneumovax may cause side effects. However, not everyone who receives the vaccination will experience problems. In fact, most people tolerate it well, with only minor side effects, if any. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can be treated easily by you or your healthcare provider. Serious reactions are less common.
 
The most common side effects seen with Pneumovax include:
 
  • Injection site reactions, such as pain, redness, or swelling
  • A low-grade fever.
     
(Click Pneumovax Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
 

Drug Interactions

Pneumovax can potentially interact with a few different medications (see Pneumovax Drug Interactions).
 

What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?

You should talk with your healthcare provider before you receive this vaccine if you have:
 
  • Had any sort of a reaction to a vaccine before
  • A moderate or severe illness
  • Guillain-Barré syndrome
  • Chronic cerebrospinal fluid leakage due to a skull fracture, brain surgery, or any other cause
  • Any allergies, including to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
     
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
 
Make sure to tell the healthcare provider about all of the medicines you take, including prescription and nonprescription medications, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
 
(Click Pneumovax Warnings and Precautions to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)
 
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