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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of Pneumovax 23 Inj.

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Condition: Prevention of Streptococcus Pneumoniae Infection
5/3/2013 7:31:27 PM

Reviewer: nurse, 65-74 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I am a 65 year old nurse. Had this vaccine at annual physical. Within 24 hours of having vaccine had redness, swelling, and enduration of the sight. Also had pain and temp of 102 degrees. Ended up having cellulitis of my arm and needed 10 days of antibiotics. Now am having muscle spasms of the hand on the side of the injection site. I would never have this vaccine again!! I have had no prev ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Prevention of Streptococcus Pneumoniae Infection
1/3/2013 6:01:37 AM

Reviewer: Cierra Page, 13-18 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I don't know if this vaccine works at all but I needed to do this review. Just like many others my arm is swollen and is extremely painful the pain radiates from the injection site to my elbow and fingers to my rib cage. I'm only 16 years old but I was advised to get this vaccine due to asthma and an awful immune system (due to a previous awful infection). If I end up sick like many of the ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Prevention of Streptococcus Pneumoniae Infection
11/21/2012 2:10:49 AM

Reviewer: MrT, 65-74 Male (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I received my Pneumovax 23 injection and only experienced slight muscle stiffness in my arm for a day or two. No other problems.

Condition: Prevention of Streptococcus Pneumoniae Infection
9/14/2012 5:23:31 PM

Reviewer: sasmom98, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I am a 40 year old female with minor asthma and otherwise healthy. I was vaccinated with pneumovax 23 5 1/2 years ago and then re-vaccinated yesterday. The pain I am feeling today is 10 times worse than the original vaccination pain 5 years ago. I needed help dressing and could not sleep more than an hour at a time the first night. Even piggybacking ibuprofin and acetaminaphin every 4 hours is ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Prevention of Streptococcus Pneumoniae Infection
7/21/2011 5:07:13 PM

Reviewer: dd, 65-74 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
Had the injection 2 days ago. Arm very sore first day. Today woke w/ red blotches near the inj. site, and still sore. Hope that's all. Advice: Do NOT get this inj. in your dominant arm!

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