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

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Condition: Prevention of Streptococcus Pneumoniae Infection
2/7/2016 5:18:48 AM

Reviewer: extremepain, 25-34 Male on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

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Current Rating: 1

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Current Rating: 1

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request to the doctors. please give out more info to the patients about the side effects and how to deal with them if they choose to take it. now, was going on with normal life until mom got sick took her to the hospital, she got admitted... 2nd day in the hospital i got sick and was diagnosed with rhinovirus, the doctors gave me flu and pneumonia shot. flu shot was no problem. pneumonia shot, the ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Prevention of Streptococcus Pneumoniae Infection
2/4/2016 11:41:17 PM

Reviewer: Donnie, 55-64 on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

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Current Rating: 1

Comment:
OMG! I received this vaccine 6 weeks ago as a simple prevention. (I'm over 55 with asthma). The reviews on this site are accurate...within a few hours, the pain in my shoulder and arm was excruciating. Because of the pain, I lost most of my range of motion for several weeks. Only now, after 6 weeks, I feel like I can move my arm without significant pain. I still have some soreness, but thankfu ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Prevention of Streptococcus Pneumoniae Infection
1/13/2016 1:57:57 PM

Reviewer: 93Pat, 65-74 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

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Current Rating: 1

Comment:
One week after injection site is still painful, somewhat swollen and with large red area. Not sure how to proceed. Perhaps will call PCP for advice.

Condition: Prevention of Streptococcus Pneumoniae Infection
12/5/2015 10:40:28 AM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

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Current Rating: 1

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Getting the shot was easy, the pain and loss of use of the arm are unreal! I would not recommend this shot to anyone! I've had a pneumonia shot before but I have never had this much pain. this will be my last one. arm is swollen, hot to the touch, can't raise it at all, I'm in my second day and still no relief. I've taken pain killers, put ice on site, nothing is helping. read all ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Prevention of Streptococcus Pneumoniae Infection
11/30/2015 3:34:39 PM

Reviewer: Shidohari, 35-44 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

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Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

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Current Rating: 2

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I started coming down with cold symptoms the day after the shot. I feel better but i still have the cold. Also my left arm is still sore at the site of the injection. The swelling under the arm i got it in went down by the third day but not the soreness. I have type 2 diabetes which is why i was given my first shot at age 40 (which i am now). I have a somewhat decent pain tolerance so i und ... Show Full Comment

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