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M-M-R II VACCINE W/DILUENT
MEASLES, MUMPS, RUBELLA VACCINE - INJECTION

Important Note

The following information is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacist or other healthcare professional. It should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. Consult your healthcare professional before using this drug.

MEASLES, MUMPS, RUBELLA VACCINE - INJECTION

(MEE-zulls, mumps, rue-BELL-uh vack-SEEN)

COMMON BRAND NAME(S): M-M-R II

Uses

This vaccine causes the body to produce antibodies which will protect against infection from measles, mumps and rubella viruses. This vaccine is recommended for children 15 months of age and older and adults.

How To Use

This medication is given by a health care professional as an injection into the thigh or upper arm muscle. If you have an infection at the time a vaccination is scheduled, your doctor may choose to delay the vaccination until you are better.

Side Effects

This medication may cause irritation, redness, swelling, warmth, itching, bruising or pain at the injection site. Other side effects include fever (up to 103 degrees F, 39.4 degrees C), muscle or joint aches, swollen glands, general body discomfort, headache, nausea or a rash between the 5th and 12th day after the vaccination. If these symptoms continue or become bothersome, inform your doctor. Notify your doctor if you experience any of the following after vaccination with this medication: dizziness, vomiting, tingling of the hands or feet, hearing difficulties, vision problems, seizures. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions

Tell your doctor if you have: an infection, blood disorders, tumors, bone marrow disease, tuberculosis, seizures, allergies (especially to eggs or neomycin). This medication should be used only if clearly needed during pregnancy. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. It is not known if this medication appears in breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Drug Interactions

Tell your doctor of any over-the-counter or prescription medication you use, especially of: corticosteroids (e.g., prednisone), cyclosporine, anti-cancer medications. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

Overdose

If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately.

Notes

It is important to understand the risks and benefits of vaccinations. Discuss this with your doctor.

Missed Dose

It is important to receive each vaccination as scheduled. Be sure to make a note of when the vaccination was given for your medical record.

Storage

Store this medication as directed. Properly discard of any unused medication after the expiration date.