October 8, 2015
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"Babies get six vaccines between birth and 6 months of age, which protect your baby from 8 serious diseases, including: Hepatitis B, Polio, Pneumococcal Disease, Diphtheria, Tetanus & Pertussis (DTP), Rotavirus, and HIB. These vaccines may be gi"...



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SIDE EFFECTS: Injection site reactions (e.g., pain, redness, swelling, hard lump), muscle/joint aches, or fever may occur. Ask your doctor about taking a fever/pain reducer (e.g., acetaminophen) to help treat these symptoms. Drowsiness, irritability, loss of appetite, nausea, or diarrhea may also occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.

Infrequently, temporary symptoms such as fainting/dizziness/lightheadedness, vision changes, numbness/tingling, or seizure-like movements have happened after vaccine injections. Tell your health care provider right away if you have any of these symptoms soon after receiving an injection. Sitting or lying down may relieve symptoms.

Remember that your health care professional has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.

Get medical help right away if you have any very serious side effects, including: seizures.

A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, get medical help right away 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 the 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 call the Vaccine Safety Section at Public Health Agency of Canada at 1-866-844-0018.

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 health care professional if you are allergic to it; or to other vaccines (e.g., diphtheria, tetanus, Haemophilus influenzae); or if you have 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 vaccine, tell your health care professional your medical history, especially of: vaccination/immunization history, recent illness/fever, bleeding problems (e.g., low platelets).

During pregnancy, this vaccine should be used only when clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.

It is unknown if this vaccine passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

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