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Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccine - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions

Last Updated on August 11, 2022
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Information about Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccine

Generic Name : Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccine
Up-to-date prescription details regarding Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccine are provided here.
Pronunciation : MEE zels, MUMPS, and roo BEL a
Learn the correct pronunciation of the Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccine, understand it's uses, recommended dosages, its indications, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its and its storage instructions.
You will also find a list of the medication's International and Indian brand or trade names, as well as its pricing information. For verification of the information presented on this page or for additional clarifications, it's advisable to consult your doctor.
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Trade Names/Brand Names of Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccine

India- Morupar Vial, Priorix Inj , Sii Tresivac (Mmr),l Tresivac Vial, Trimovax Vial.
International- M-R-Vax, M-M-R II, Biavax II, ProQuad.
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Why is Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccine Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is an active immunization against measles, mumps and rubella. It activates the body to develop antibodies against the virus.  

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When should Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccine not be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with history of respiratory illness, who are receiving corticosteroids or other febrile infection, primary and acquired immunodeficiency states, blood disorder and cancer affecting bone marrow or lymphatic systems.

What is the dosage of Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccine?

Adult: IM/SC- The dose is 0.5 ml.

How should Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccine be taken?

It comes as a solution for injection, to be administered by a healthcare provider.

What are the warnings and precautions for Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccine?

• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of cerebral injury or seizures, blood clot problem due to low platelet count, cancer, tuberculosis, pregnancy and lactation.

What are the side effects of Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccine?

  Body as whole: Fever, serious allergic reactions, sore throat and burning sensation at the injection site region.
  Respiratory : Cough, sore throat and lung inflammation.
  Central Nervous System : Dizziness, headache and fainting.
  Skin : Rash.
  Heart: Inflammation of blood vessels.
  Gastrointestinal: Inflammation of pancreas, diarrhea, vomiting and nausea.
  Metabolic: Increased sugar level.
  Ear : Deafness.

What are the other precautions for Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccine?

Tuberculosis treatment should be started prior to vaccine administration.

What are the storage conditions for Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccine?

Parenteral: Powder: Store it in refrigerator 2-8C; Do not freeze it.
Diluent: Store it in refrigerator or at room temperature; Do not freeze it.
Reconstituted solution: Store at 2-8C; protect from light; discard if not used within 8 hr.

Last Updated : August 11, 2022



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