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Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to the child is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.
Tell your doctor immediately if any of these rare but very serious side effects occur: seizures.
A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.
This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
Contact your doctor for medical advice about side effects. The following numbers do not provide medical advice, but in the US, you may report side effects to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) at 1-800-822-7967. In Canada, you may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
Read the Prevnar (pneumococcal 7-valent conjugate) Side Effects Center for a complete guide to possible side effects »
PRECAUTIONS: Before receiving this vaccine, tell your doctor or pharmacist if your child is allergic to it; or to other vaccines (e.g., diphtheria, tetanus, Haemophilus influenzae); or if your child has any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients (such as latex or dry natural rubber that can be found in the product packaging), which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist the child's medical history, especially of: vaccination/immunization history, recent illness/fever, bleeding problems (e.g., low platelets).
This product is not usually used in adults. Therefore, it is unlikely to be used during pregnancy or breast-feeding. Consult your doctor if you have any questions about this product.
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