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Measles, mumps, and rubella virus vaccine, live (Mmr vaccine) (By injection)

Prevents infection by the measles (rubeola), mumps, and rubella (German measles) viruses. MMR vaccine is usually used in children 12 months of age or older and in adults.

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When This Medicine Should Not Be Used:

This vaccine should not be given to adults or children who have had an allergic reaction to neomycin, gelatin, MMR vaccine, or the individual measles, rubella, or mumps vaccines. You should not receive this vaccine if you are pregnant. People who have an infection with fever or problems with the immune system should not receive the vaccine. Make sure the doctor knows if your child or you has blood or bone marrow problems (such as cancer).

How to Use This Medicine:


If a dose is missed:

Drugs and Foods to Avoid:

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

Warnings While Using This Medicine:

Possible Side Effects While Using This Medicine:

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:

If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088

Last Updated: 12/12/2016

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