MR-Vac Vaccine

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MR-Vac Vaccine is a prescription medicine. This combination of two vaccines is used to prevent Rubella and Measles infections. It stimulates the immune system to act against microorganisms to prevent such infections. These infections usually occur in childhood.

MR-Vac Vaccine is to be administered by a healthcare professional. It may cause redness, pain, and swelling at the site of injection. However, this is temporary and usually resolves on its own. Do not skip any doses and follow your doctor’s instructions carefully to get maximum benefit.

MR-Vac Vaccine is generally safe to use with minimal side effects. However, it may cause a few side effects such as rash and fever. Please consult your doctor if these do not subside or bother you. Your doctor will suggest ways to cope up with the side effects.

Before taking it, inform your doctor if you are suffering from any liver or kidney problems. Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers should consult their doctor before taking it.

Benefits of MR-Vac Injection

In Prevention of Measles

Measles is a viral infection that starts in the respiratory system. It causes skin rashes that spread all over the body. It spreads from person to person through direct contact as well as through air. MR-Vac Vaccine is used in preventing measles. It works by causing your body to produce its own protection (antibodies) against the disease. The first dose of MR-Vac Vaccine should be given to infants at the start of 12 months and the second dose at 4 years. It is advisable to consult your doctor for complete information regarding vaccination schedules.

In Prevention of Rubella

Rubella is a viral infection that causes red rash on the body. It is transmitted by airborne droplets when infected people sneeze or cough. It occurs most often in children and young adults. Rubella infection in pregnant woman can result in miscarriage, stillbirth or serious birth defects. MR-Vac Vaccine helps protect against this infection when taken at the right time.

Side effects of MR-Vac Injection

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of MR-Vac

  • Rash
  • Injection site soreness
  • Fever

How to use MR-Vac Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How MR-Vac Injection works

MR-Vac Vaccine is a combination of two vaccines which prevent measles and rubella. They help develop immunity by initiating a mild infection. This type of infection does not cause illness but stimulates the body's immune system to produce antibodies (proteins) to protect against any future infections.

Safety advice

It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with MR-Vac Vaccine. Please consult your doctor.
MR-Vac Vaccine is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
Breast feeding
Information regarding the use of MR-Vac Vaccine during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
It is not known whether MR-Vac Vaccine alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
There is limited information available on the use of MR-Vac Vaccine in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
There is limited information available on the use of MR-Vac Vaccine in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take MR-Vac Injection?

If you miss a dose of MR-Vac Vaccine, please consult your doctor.

Alternate brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Quick tips

  • MR-Vac Vaccine is given to immunize against measles and rubella in infants 15 months of age or older.
  • About 7 - 12 days after vaccination, some recipients may experience fever and rash for 1 -2 days.
  • Joint pain may happen among adolescents and adult females but is rare in children and in men.
  • MR-Vac Vaccine should not be given less than one month before or after administration of other virus vaccines. Your doctor will be able to advise you more on this.

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Patient concerns

m vac injection iam already use my child but repeat the injection good or not
Dr. Rahul Yadav
Hello, measles vaccine is recommended at 9 months of age. MMR vaccine should be given at 15 months and booster at 5 years of age.
What medicine what purposes use
Dr. Gopal Bansilal Samdani
Its vaccine for measles and rubella

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  1. Introduction of Measles-Rubella Vaccine: Campaign and Routine Immunization. National Operational Guidelines 2017: Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India. [Accessed 11 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link

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