Pneumovax 23

Active Ingredient(s): Pneumococcal Vaccine, Polyvalent
Category: Vaccination

Pneumovax 23 Overview

Pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine (PPSV)—known as Pneumovax 23 (PPV-23)—is the first pneumococcal vaccine derived from a capsular polysaccharide, and an important landmark in medical history. The polysaccharide antigens were used to induce type-specific antibodies that enhanced opsonization, phagocytosis, and killing of Streptococcus pneumoniae (pneumococcal) bacteria by phagocytic immune cells. The pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine is widely used in high-risk adults.[...

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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Pneumococcal Vaccine, Polyvalent
  • Injection: 25mcg/isolate, Combo
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Pneumovax 23: (4 results)

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  • 0006-4739 Pneumovax 23 Intramuscular; Subcutaneous Injection, Solution by Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
  • 0006-4837 Pneumovax 23 Intramuscular; Subcutaneous Injection, Solution by Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
  • 0006-4943 Pneumovax 23 Intramuscular; Subcutaneous Injection, Solution by Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
  • 50090-1452 Pneumovax 23 Intramuscular; Subcutaneous Injection, Solution by A-s Medication Solutions

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