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

Measles Virus Vaccine, Live (MEE-zuls VYE-rus VAX-een, lyve), Mumps Virus Vaccine, Live (mumps VYE-rus VAX-een, lyve), Rubella Virus Vaccine, Live (roo-BELL-a VYE-rus VAX-een, lyve), Varicella Virus Vaccine (var-i-SEL-a VYE-rus VAX-een)

Prevents infection by measles (rubeola), mumps, rubella (German measles), and varicella (chickenpox) viruses.

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When This Medicine Should Not Be Used:

This vaccine is not right for everyone. Your child should not receive this vaccine if he or she had an allergic reaction to measles, mumps, rubella, or varicella vaccine, or to neomycin or gelatin. A child with a high fever or a blood or bone marrow disorder (such as leukemia or lymphoma) should not be given this vaccine. Tell the doctor if your child or anyone in the family has an immune system problem. This vaccine should not be given to a woman who is pregnant or breastfeeding.

How to Use This Medicine:


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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