measles/mumps/rubella vaccine - injection (cont.)
SIDE EFFECTS: Pain/redness/swelling at the injection site, fever, or mild rash may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: joint pain/stiffness, muscle pain, numb/tingling skin.Tell your doctor immediately if any of these rare but serious side effects occur: easy bruising/bleeding, seizures, mental/mood changes (such as confusion).A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.Contact your doctor for medical advice about side effects. The following numbers do not provide medical advice, but in the US, you may report side effects to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) at 1-800-822-7967. In Canada, you may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
PRECAUTIONS: Before receiving the vaccine, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to eggs; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients (such as neomycin), which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.Before receiving this vaccination, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: current fever/illness, immune system problems (such as HIV infection), cancer (such as leukemia, lymphoma), low platelet counts (thrombocytopenia), brain disorders (such as seizures, head injury), blood/plasma transfusions.This vaccine is not recommended for use during pregnancy. Also, women of childbearing age should avoid becoming pregnant for 3 months after receiving the vaccine. Consult your doctor for more details.The rubella vaccine virus passes into breast milk. It is unknown if the measles or mumps vaccine virus passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/16/2014
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