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Measles Virus Vaccine

Information

Uses

Measles Virus Vaccine is used to prevent measles

How it works

Measles virus vaccine is a vaccine.It helps develop immunity by initiating a mild infection. This type of infection does not cause illness, but it does stimulate the body's immune system to produce antibodies to protect against any future infections .

Common side effects

Vomiting, Nausea, Application site redness of skin, Application site irritation, Muscle pain, Joint pain, Diarrhoea, Fever, Dizziness, Headache

Available Medicine

  • ₹65
    Serum Institute Of India Ltd
    1 variant(s)
  • ₹62
    Serum Institute Of India Ltd
    1 variant(s)
  • ₹50
    Indian Immunologicals Ltd
    1 variant(s)

Expert advice

  • Exercise caution while using measles vaccine in children <12 months.
  • Do not use measles vaccine for children less than 6 months of age.
  • Women should avoid becoming pregnant for at least 3 months after receiving measles virus vaccine.
  • Tell your doctor if you have an infection, a tumor, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection, a history of seizures or head injury, or a family history of seizures or weak immune system.
  • Tell your doctor if you have had a recent blood or plasma transfusion, or have received immune globulin or are due to receive a tuberculin test, as measles vaccine may decrease its effectiveness.
  • Do not drive or operate machinery as measles vaccine may cause dizziness.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
  • Do not take if allergic to measles virus vaccine or any of its ingredients.
  • Do not take if having weak immune, blood problems, cancer affecting the blood or bone marrow (eg, leukemia), a fever, or tuberculosis (TB) infection.
  • Do not consume if taking immunosuppressant’s (medications that suppresses the body’s immune response).
  • Do not take if Pregnant.

Frequently asked questions

Measles Virus Vaccine

Q.

Is measles a live virus vaccine?
Yes, the measles virus vaccine is a live vaccine, which consists of the non-infectious (avirulent) portion of the virus.


Content on this page was last updated on 15 February, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)