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Prevnar

Prevnar

OVERDOSE

There have been reports of overdose with Prevnar (pneumococcal 7-valent conjugate) ®, including cases of administration of a higher than recommended dose and cases of subsequent doses administered closer than recommended to the previous dose. Most individuals were asymptomatic. In general, adverse events reported with overdose have also been reported with recommended single doses of Prevnar (pneumococcal 7-valent conjugate) ®.

CONTRAINDICATIONS

Hypersensitivity to any component of the vaccine, including diphtheria toxoid, is a contraindication to use of this vaccine.

Last reviewed on RxList: 2/4/2009
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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