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User Reviews for Pneumococcal 13-valent vaccine

Also known as: Prevnar 13

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Pneumococcal Disease Prophylaxis 7 reviews 3 medications
   
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Summary of Pneumococcal 13-valent vaccine reviews 7 reviews 3.0

Reviews for Pneumococcal 13-valent vaccine

Prevnar 13 (pneumococcal 13-valent vaccine) for Pneumococcal Disease Prophylaxis: "Within a few days of the Prevnar 13 injection, my left knee became very painful, limited mobility requiring ice, Motrin and rest. It lasted 6 weeks and spontaneously resolved . Then my right knee started in the same manner, but much worse and lasted 10 weeks before spontaneously resolving. I did not have any injuries or change in activities to cause this. in both knees, there was NEVER any swelling, just pain and limited mobility."

   
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Anonymous November 3, 2016

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Prevnar 13 (pneumococcal 13-valent vaccine) for Pneumococcal Disease Prophylaxis: "My rheumatologist had me take it during a routine visit. Had not been taking any ra meds..humeria and methotrexate for five months since i felt 110% better and didnt feel i had it anymore. I had almost continous respitory infections while on these medications. The nurse told me it would sting and my arm would hurt for a few days. That was the least of my worries. By that evening i had chills, a fever, and rash. Could not even get out of bed the next day and go go work which is very rare for me. Went to work the next day and had a terrible honking unproductive cough and was wheezing and felt like I couldn't catch my breathe. I called my doctor and she prescribed a medrol pack. Helped somewhat but then ended up with a sinus infection."

   
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Mollylucy (taken for less than 1 month) September 5, 2016

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For Pneumococcal Disease Prophylaxis: "It was initially painful and I was told that it would hurt next day. So I thought of it as having a tetanus booster. But within two hours I lost the use of my arm. Abduction and adduction was painful and I had to use one arm to lift the other and needed assistance with dressing. I lost time from work and could not drive. This is day 4. I don't see this as an adverse side effect listed on the company website but there appear to be several examples here. I have to have one a year and a day from the date of this one and it has made me rethink doing that at this point. Hopefully this will start to get better. Hopefully."

   
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Donna J. (taken for less than 1 month) August 24, 2016

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Prevnar 13 (pneumococcal 13-valent vaccine) for Pneumococcal Disease Prophylaxis: "When I was in my 20s I had a pneumonia shot and they said I would never need another one. My doctor insisted I have this new one. I didn't want it and he knew it but a nurse was standing there with the shot and I let them administer it in my upper right arm towards the back. The same day, my arm was useless and I had to hold on to it as it hurt so bad. I kept trying to get into the doc. but was turned down. I only lived a block away and went into his office but would not see me. This was, guessing, a year and some ago. My arm hurt that much for a week and then started to be able to move it. But, the shoulder joint of that arm is still very painful. I am in therapy for my right arm. Rapid heatbeat and breathing too."

   
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Juanita too March 20, 2016

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Prevnar 13 (pneumococcal 13-valent vaccine) for Pneumococcal Disease Prophylaxis: "Had the Prevnar 13 yesterday. Couldn't sleep last night and my arm was painful. I can't lift my arm now and it's very sore. I put ice packs on it and took aspirin but, so far, it hasn't helped! Hope this is all worth it."

   
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Baka (taken for less than 1 month) March 18, 2016

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Prevnar 13 (pneumococcal 13-valent vaccine) for Pneumococcal Disease Prophylaxis: "I had this injection earlier today; it was no more uncomfortable than the annual flu shot that I always get - just a slight stick. I have no redness or irritation at the injection site, and I am experiencing no side effects whatsoever. I've had the 'other' (PPSV23 pneumonia shot and with it I did have redness and soreness around the injection site, but it went away after a few days. I've had pneumonia about 10 years ago, and I don't ever want to go through that again. The pneumonia vaccinations are the way if you are 'at risk', as I am."

   
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Tony_M October 26, 2015

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Prevnar 13 (pneumococcal 13-valent vaccine) for Pneumococcal Disease Prophylaxis: "Most painful injection in my life! Felt like a screwdriver being shoved in my arm. Shot was given very high on my arm and I believe it went into shoulder joint. 45 min after given I experienced severe low back pain and after almost 2 months I have severe pain when abducting my arm. I have taken a round of Keflex from my FNP."

   
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Helen Staudt (taken for 1 to 6 months) September 4, 2015

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