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Mumpsvax Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is mumps virus vaccine (Mumpsvax)?
- What are the possible side effects of this vaccine (Mumpsvax)?
- What is the most important information I should know about this vaccine (Mumpsvax)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before receiving this vaccine (Mumpsvax)?
- How is this vaccine given (Mumpsvax)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Mumpsvax)?
- What happens if I overdose (Mumpsvax)?
- What should I avoid before or after receiving this vaccine (Mumpsvax)?
- What other drugs will affect mumps vaccine (Mumpsvax)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Mumpsvax)?
Since this vaccine is usually given as only one dose, your child may not be on a booster schedule. If the child is on a booster schedule, contact your doctor if you will miss a dose or if you get behind schedule. The next dose should be given as soon as possible. There is no need to start over.
Be sure your child receives all recommended doses of this vaccine. If your child does not receive the full series of vaccines, he or she may not be fully protected against the disease.
What happens if I overdose (Mumpsvax)?
An overdose of this vaccine is unlikely to occur.
What should I avoid before or after receiving this vaccine (Mumpsvax)?
Your child should not receive a "live" vaccine such as measles, mumps, rubella (MMR), oral polio, yellow fever, or varicella (chickenpox) for at least 4 weeks after receiving mumps vaccine. The other live vaccine may not work as well during this time, and may not fully protect your child from disease.
What other drugs will affect mumps vaccine (Mumpsvax)?
Before receiving this vaccine, tell the doctor about all other vaccines your child has recently received.
Also tell the doctor if your child has recently received drugs or treatments that can weaken the immune system, including:
- an oral, nasal, inhaled, or injectable steroid medicine;
- medications to treat psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, or other autoimmune disorders, such as azathioprine (Imuran), efalizumab (Raptiva), etanercept (Enbrel), leflunomide (Arava), and others; or
- medicines to treat or prevent organ transplant rejection, such as basiliximab (Simulect), cyclosporine (Sandimmune, Neoral, Gengraf), muromonab-CD3 (Orthoclone), mycophenolate mofetil (CellCept), sirolimus (Rapamune), or tacrolimus (Prograf).
If your child is using any of these medications, he or she may not be able to receive the vaccine, or may need to wait until the other treatments are finished.
There may be other drugs that can affect this vaccine. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications your child has received. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your child's doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your doctor or pharmacist may have information about this vaccine written for health professionals that you may read. You may also find additional information from your local health department or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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