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pneumococcal vaccine heptavalent (Discontinued)Brand and Other Names:Prevnar

 
 
 

Dosing & Uses

AdultPediatric

Dosage Forms & Strengths

vaccine

  • 0.5mL (1 dose)
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Other Indications & Uses

Not recommended (use polyvalent vaccine)

Active immunization against Streptococcus pneumoniae (pneumococcus) capsular serotypes 4, 6B, 9V, 14, 18C, 19F, 23F in Peds

Dosage Forms & Strengths

vaccine

  • 0.5mL (1 dose)
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Immunization Against Otitis Media

Schedule: 1 dose (0.5 mL) IM at 2*, 4, 6, & 12 months old (*may be given as early as 6 weeks old)

7-11 months old: 2 doses 4 weeks apart; 3rd dose at least 2 months later, after 12 month

12-23 months old: 2 doses, 2 months apart

2-9 years old: 1 dose

Immunization Against S. Pneumoniae

1 dose (0.5 mL) IM at 2*, 4, 6, & 12 months old (*may be given as early as 6 weeks old)

7-12 months old: 2 doses 4 weeks apart; 3rd dose at least 2 months later, after 12 month

12-24 months old: 2 doses, 2 months apart

2-9 years old: 1 dose

Additional Information

Up-to-date vaccination schedules available at www.cdc.gov/nip/publications

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Interactions

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    Contraindicated

      Serious - Use Alternative

        Significant - Monitor Closely

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            Adverse Effects

            Suspected adverse events after administration of any vaccine may be reported to Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS), 1-800-822-7967

            >10%

            Fever (33%)

            Tenderness, swelling at inj site (25%)

            Drowsiness

            Loss of appetite

            Diarrhea

            Vomiting

            Hypotonia

            Somnolence

            Restless sleep

            Irritability

            1-10%

            Rash

            Postmarketing Reports

            Anaphylaxis (rare)

            Febrile seizure (rare)

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            Warnings

            Contraindications

            Hypersensitivity to any component of vaccine; febrile illness

            Moderate/severe illness, wait for recovery

            Immunosuppressed pts

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            Pregnancy & Lactation

            Pregnancy Category: C

            Lactation: not known if excreted in breast milk

            Pregnancy Categories

            A:Generally acceptable. Controlled studies in pregnant women show no evidence of fetal risk.

            B:May be acceptable. Either animal studies show no risk but human studies not available or animal studies showed minor risks and human studies done and showed no risk.

            C:Use with caution if benefits outweigh risks. Animal studies show risk and human studies not available or neither animal nor human studies done.

            D:Use in LIFE-THREATENING emergencies when no safer drug available. Positive evidence of human fetal risk.

            X:Do not use in pregnancy. Risks involved outweigh potential benefits. Safer alternatives exist.

            NA:Information not available.

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            Pharmacology

            These products convey active immunity via stimulation of production of endogenously produced antibodies

            The onset of protection from disease is relatively slow, but duration is long lasting (years)

            Duration: unknown

            Mechanism of Action

            Capsular polysaccharide vaccine against 7 strains of pneumococci, conjugated to nontoxic diphtheria protein

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