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Infrequently, temporary symptoms such as fainting/dizziness/lightheadedness, vision changes, numbness/tingling, or seizure-like movements have happened after vaccine injections. Tell your health care provider right away if you have any of these symptoms soon after receiving an injection. Sitting or lying down may relieve symptoms.
Remember that your health care professional 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 right away if you have any serious side effects, including: joint pain/stiffness, muscle pain, easy bruising/bleeding, seizures, mental/mood changes (such as confusion).
A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, get medical help right away 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 the 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 call the Vaccine Safety Section at Public Health Agency of Canada at 1-866-844-0018.
Read the M-M-R II (measles, mumps, and rubella virus vaccine live) Side Effects Center for a complete guide to possible side effects
PRECAUTIONS: Before receiving the vaccine, tell your health care professional 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 health care professional 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.
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