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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
2/23/2010 9:12:08 PM

Reviewer: DHeinsohn, 55-64 Male on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Had annual physical 01-13-10, and felt great. As precaution for overseas travel took Pneumo-23 in right arm, and varicella in left. By afternoon right arm hurt, was hot, and changing color. Next afternoon had 103.4 fever. Arm hurt from elbow to shoulder. Also red color for most of upper arm. Laid up in bed for next 3 days with ice packs on head. Two days of 103.4, and one day of 101 fever. Natural ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Prevention of Streptococcus Pneumoniae Infection
1/23/2010 12:20:26 AM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Had vacc 12 hrs ago in L arm, no discomfort for first 8 hrs. Since then, my arm has been increasingly irritated, swelling increased to width of arm, not just injection site. Hot to touch, irritated, itchy, tender to touch, not discolored.

Condition: Prevention of Streptococcus Pneumoniae Infection
10/24/2009 12:36:52 AM

Reviewer: mjohnson, 55-64 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I am in my mid-50's, have a congenital heart defect. I had my first pneumovax in 2003 and I have not had one bout of pneumonia since! I used to get pneumonia 2-3 times per year. I just received another vaccine yesterday and my arm is extremely painful and swollen - my entire arm all the way down into my hand and fingers. Warm compress has helped a bit.

Condition: Prevention of Streptococcus Pneumoniae Infection
9/26/2009 10:51:10 AM

Reviewer: 25-34 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I had extreme pain and swelling in my arm to the point I couldn't move it or use it to lift anything and woke up several times throughout the night in extreme pain that couldn't even be relieved by opiate pain meds. I iced it, I tried hot compresses, nothing helped. I also had a 101 fever from the vaccine. It has been 3 days and I'm still in severe pain but the fever is gone at least. ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Prevention of Streptococcus Pneumoniae Infection
9/23/2009 9:02:33 AM

Reviewer: Cobra, 55-64 Male on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Extreme Pain swelling in the arm inability to move right arm, injection site, inability to sleep, Feels like someone ripped the bone out of the socket, Fever and Nausea never take the medicine again

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