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Proquad

Measles, Mumps, Rubella, And Varicella Virus Vaccine

The ProQuad vaccine protects against measles, mumps, rubella, and varicella (chicken pox). Children receiving ProQuad do not also need VariVax, the individual vaccination for chicken pox. The vaccine is very effective—for example, one dose is estimated to be 93% effective at preventing measles, with two doses at 97%. Compare vaccinations.
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Proquad Side Effects

What should I watch for?

This vaccine may not protect from all measles, mumps, rubella, and varicella infections.

After you receive this vaccine, stay away from people who are at a high risk for varicella infection. You could give the varicella infection to another person for up to 6 weeks after getting this vaccine. This includes people with HIV or AIDS, people with cancer, some pregnant women, and some babies. Ask your health care professional if you have any questions.

Do not take any aspirin products for 6 weeks after receiving this vaccine.

Women should inform their doctor if they wish to become pregnant or think they might be pregnant. There is a potential for serious side effects to an unborn child. Use effective birth control for at least 3 months after receiving this vaccine. Talk to your health care professional or pharmacist for more information.

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Side Effects to watch for

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:

  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
  • breathing problems
  • ear pain
  • extreme irritability
  • fever over 102 degrees F
  • seizures
  • unusual bruising or bleeding
  • unusual drooping or paralysis of face
  • muscle weakness

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

What may interact with this drug?

Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:

This medicine may also interact with the following medications:

  • aspirin and aspirin-like medicines
  • immunoglobulins
  • medicines to treat cancer
  • other vaccines
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