Generic Name(s): pneumococcal 13-valent conjugate vaccine
Drug Class: Vaccinations
Treats: Pneumonia, Meningitis, Ear Infection
Prevnar 13 is a vaccine used to prevent serious infections caused by pneumococcal bacteria in young children and older adults. By helping your body produce more antibodies, Prevnar 13 can help fight off pneumonia, meningitis, ear infections and more.
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Prevnar 13 Uses
Prevnar 13 is a vaccine that combats pneumococcal bacteria by producing antibodies within a person's body. Prevnar 13 is most commonly used to treat pneumonia, meningitis, ear infections, and blood infections.
Prevnar 13 works by exposing a small dosage of the bacteria inside the person's body. By doing this, the person can develop an immunity to the disease.
Note that Prevnar 13 is used most commonly for children 5 weeks to 6 years old, as well as adults who are 50 and older.
Below you will find the different types of conditions that can be treated by using Prevnar 13:
- Ear infections
- Blood infections
Prevnar 13 Dosage
Prevnar 13 dosage is completely dependent on the individual that takes it, as it can be used for a variety of conditions. Note that the amount of Prevnar 13 you take also depends on the age of the individual. In addition to that the amount of Prevnar 13 you take also depends on the strength of each shot and the amount of times you plan on taking the shot a day. Note that Prevnar 13 also depends on the type of condition you are treating.
Prevnar 13 dosage for prevention of pneumococcal bacteria
- For adults, the dosage is based on a doctor's decision as this medication is administered through a shot.
- For children, the dosage is based on a doctor's decision as this medication is administered through a shot.
Prevnar 13 Side Effects
Prevnar 13, like any other drug, comes with its collection of side effects that vary with each individual who uses it. If you experience any severe side effects, consult with your doctor or medical professional immediately.
Less serious Prevnar 13 Side Effects
- Muscle pain
- Joint pain
- Sleeping more often
- Redness or soreness around where the shot was injected
- Loss of appetite
- Low fever
- Mild skin rash
Consult with your doctor if you experience any of the following side effects:
- High fever(103+)
- Trouble breathing and wheezing
- Severe stomach pain
- Easy bruising or bleeding
- Severe pain or irritation around where shot was injected
Prevnar 13 Interactions
Below you will find a list of Prevnar 13 drug and substance interactions. In many cases Prevnar 13 should not be combined with other medications unless approved by a physician. Consult your physician before taking any new medication.
Note that this list does not include a variety of over the counter drugs and vitamins that could also counteract and alter Prevnar 13.