M-R-Vax II Side Effects
Generic Name: measles virus vaccine / rubella virus vaccine
Note: This page contains information about the side effects of measles virus vaccine / rubella virus vaccine. Some of the dosage forms included on this document may not apply to the brand name M-R-Vax II.
Applies to measles virus vaccine / rubella virus vaccine: injectable, powder for solution
In addition to its needed effects, some unwanted effects may be caused by measles virus vaccine / rubella virus vaccine. In the event that any of these side effects do occur, they may require medical attention.
Major Side Effects
You should check with your doctor immediately if any of these side effects occur when taking measles virus vaccine / rubella virus vaccine:Symptoms of allergic reaction - rare
- Difficulty in breathing or swallowing
- itching, especially of feet or hands
- reddening of skin, especially around ears
- swelling of eyes, face, or inside of nose
- unusual tiredness or weakness (sudden and severe)
If any of the following side effects occur while taking measles virus vaccine / rubella virus vaccine, check with your doctor or nurse as soon as possible:More common:
- Fever over 103 °F (39.4 °C)
- Pain or tenderness of eyes
- Bruising or purple spots on skin
- convulsions (seizures)
- double vision
- headache (severe or continuing)
- pain, numbness, or tingling of hands, arms, legs, or feet
- stiff neck
Minor Side Effects
Some of the side effects that can occur with measles virus vaccine / rubella virus vaccine may not need medical attention. As your body adjusts to the medicine during treatment these side effects may go away. Your health care professional may also be able to tell you about ways to reduce or prevent some of these side effects. If any of the following side effects continue, are bothersome or if you have any questions about them, check with your health care professional:More common:
- Burning or stinging at place of injection
- fever between 100 and 103 °F (37.7 and 39.4 °C)
- skin rash
- swelling of glands in neck
- Aches or pain in joints
- headache (mild)
- itching, swelling, redness, tenderness, or hard lump at place of injection
- runny nose
- sore throat
- vague feeling of bodily discomfort
The above side effects (especially aches or pain in joints) are more likely to occur in adults, particularly women.
Not all side effects for M-R-Vax II may be reported. You should always consult a doctor or healthcare professional for medical advice. Side effects can be reported to the FDA here.
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