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Measles virus vaccine, live (By injection)

Measles Virus Vaccine, Live (MEE-zuls VYE-rus VAX-een, lyve)

Prevents measles.

Brand Name(s):

There may be other brand names for this medicine.

When This Medicine Should Not Be Used:

You should not receive this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to measles virus vaccine, gelatin, neomycin, or eggs. Your child under one year of age should not receive this medicine, unless under your doctor's supervision. You should not receive this medicine if you are pregnant. You should not receive this medicine if you have active untreated tuberculosis (TB), any blood disorders, cancer of bone marrow, or any ongoing infection. You should not receive this medicine if you are using medicines or conditions that weaken your immune system (such as HIV or AIDS).

How to Use This Medicine:

Injectable

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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