Mumps virus vaccine live (Injection)

Introduction

Mumps Virus Vaccine, Live (mumps VYE-rus VAX-een, lyve)

Prevents mumps. This is a vaccine.

Brand Name(s)

There may be other brand names for this medicine.

When This Medicine Should Not Be Used

You should not receive this vaccine if you have had an allergic reaction to mumps virus vaccine, the antibiotic neomycin or to gelatin. You should not receive this vaccine if you are pregnant, if you have high fever, or diseases that weaken your immune system such as AIDS, tuberculosis (TB), or any genetic disease. You should not receive this vaccine if you have blood cancer such as leukemia or lymphoma, bleeding disease, or if you are using medicines that weaken the immune system (such as steroids, chemotherapy, or radiation).

How to Use This Medicine

Injectable

  • Your doctor will prescribe your exact dose and tell you how often it should be given. This medicine is given as a shot under your skin.
  • A nurse or other trained health professional will give you this medicine.

Drugs and Foods to Avoid

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are using medicines that weaken the immune system such as steroids (dexamethasone, prednisolone, prednisone), or chemotherapy, or radiation
  • Talk to your doctor before getting flu shots or other vaccines while you are receiving this medicine. Vaccines may not work as well, or they could make you ill while you are using this medicine.

Warnings While Using This Medicine

  • Using this medicine while you are pregnant can harm your unborn baby. Use an effective form of birth control to keep from getting pregnant. If you think you have become pregnant while using the medicine, tell your doctor right away.
  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are breast feeding.
  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are allergic to eggs.
  • Make sure your doctor knows if you have received any blood transfusions or immune globulins in the recent past.
  • Make sure your doctor knows if you have a high fever, or diseases that weaken your immune system such as AIDS, tuberculosis (TB), or any genetic disease. Make sure your doctor knows if you have blood cancer such as leukemia or lymphoma, bleeding disease.
  • Make sure any doctor or dentist who treats you knows that you are using this medicine. This medicine may affect the results of certain medical tests.

Possible Side Effects While Using This Medicine

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in your face or hands, swelling or tingling in your mouth or throat, chest tightness, trouble breathing
  • Blistering, peeling, or red skin rash.
  • Fever, severe headache, seizures, or fainting.
  • Increased thirst, or an increase in how much or how often you urinate.
  • Unusual bleeding, bruising or weakness.
  • Sudden and severe stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, fever, or lightheadedness.
  • Pain in your testicles.
  • Ear pain or loss in hearing.

If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:

  • Blurred vision or eye redness.
  • Pain, itching, redness, or swelling where the shot is given.
  • Runny or stuffy nose.

If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088

Version Info

  • Last Reviewed on 06/12/2013

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This page was last updated: June 18, 2013

         
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