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Pneumovax 23 (pneumococcal 23-polyvalent vaccine) Disease Interactions

There are 2 disease interactions with Pneumovax 23 (pneumococcal 23-polyvalent vaccine):

Moderate

Pneumococcal 23 Valent Vaccine (Includes Pneumovax 23) ↔ Cardiovascular Disease

Moderate Potential Hazard, Moderate plausibility

Applies to: Cardiovascular Disease, Pulmonary Heart or Vascular Disease

Caution and appropriate monitoring should be exercised when administering pneumococcal 23 valent vaccine to individuals with severely compromised cardiovascular and/or pulmonary function in whom a systemic reaction would pose a significant risk.

Moderate

Vaccines (Inactivated)/Toxoids (Includes Pneumovax 23) ↔ Immunodeficiency

Moderate Potential Hazard, High plausibility

Applies to: Immunodeficiency

The expected serum antibody responses may not be obtained when vaccines and/or toxoids are administered to patients with primary or acquired immunodeficiency, including those with severe combined immunodeficiency, hypogammaglobulinemia or agammaglobulinemia, HIV infection, altered immune states (due to diseases such as leukemia, lymphoma, or generalized malignancy), or immunosuppression due to drug or other treatments (e.g., corticosteroids, alkylating agents, antimetabolites, or radiation).

References

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  4. "Product Information. Typhim Vi (typhoid vaccine)." Connaught, Swiftwater, PA.
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  10. "Product Information. Menomune-A/C/Y/W-135 (meningococcal polysaccharide vaccine)." Connaught, Swiftwater, PA.
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Pneumovax 23 (pneumococcal 23-polyvalent vaccine) drug Interactions

There are 194 drug interactions with Pneumovax 23 (pneumococcal 23-polyvalent vaccine)

Drug Interaction Classification

The classifications below are a general guideline only. It is difficult to determine the relevance of a particular drug interaction to any individual given the large number of variables.
Major Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.
Moderate Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.
Minor Minimally clinically significant. Minimize risk; assess risk and consider an alternative drug, take steps to circumvent the interaction risk and/or institute a monitoring plan.
Unknown No information available.

Do not stop taking any medications without consulting your healthcare provider.

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

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