Generic: Measles, Mumps, And Rubella Virus Vaccine Live
MMR-II is used to prevent infection from measles, mumps, and rubella viruses. It works by introducing a small dose of the virus into your child’s body which causes the body to make antibodies (protection) against these viruses.
It does not cure the active infection that has already developed in the body. It may not provide protection from diseases in every person.
Measles, mumps, and rubella are serious diseases caused by viruses. They are spread from person to person through the air.
It is usually given only once when the child is between 12 months to 12 years old. This vaccine is recommended for all children above 12 months of age and older. Below 12 months of age, infant is protected by his/her mother antibodies.
This vaccine is available in a powder form and is given only by or under your doctor’s supervision.
2 What to Know Before Using
Before using MMR-II, you must know all about the risks and complications associated with it.
Inform your doctor if you are allergic to any food, preservatives, dyes, or had an allergic reaction when you used this drug before.
It should not be used in children younger than 12 months of age as they are already protected by their mother antibodies. You should wait till your child is 12 months of age.
It is not recommended to be used by elder patient.
It is a category C drug. It should not be used during pregnancy as it may cause harm to an unborn baby. Do not become pregnant for 3 months after getting measles, mumps and rubella vaccine.
There are no adequate studies which prove that measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine passes into breast milk. If you are using measles, mumps and rubella vaccine while nursing, discuss it with your doctor for possible risk factors.
Measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine may interact with other drugs. Your doctor should be informed of any other medicines which you are taking. He/she may want to change the dosage or drug. Some of them are listed below:
Other Medical Conditions
Several other conditions may reduce its effectiveness.
Make sure you inform your doctor of conditions such as:
History of immune system problems
If you have recently received a blood or plasma transfusion, or human immune serum globulin
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