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Measles Virus Vaccine

INFORMATION

Uses

Measles Virus Vaccine is used to prevent measles.

How it works

Measles virus vaccine belongs to the class of medications called viral vaccines. It works by activating the immune system to produce antibodies (type of protein that helps to protect the body against foreign matter) thereby proving protection against measles virus.

Common side effects

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

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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 11 November, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)