Mumps virus vaccine live (By injection)


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

Prevents mumps. This is a vaccine.

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When This Medicine Should Not Be Used

How to Use This Medicine


  • 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 health provider 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
  • This medicine may interfere with vaccines. Ask your doctor before you get a flu shot or any other vaccines.

Warnings While Using This Medicine

  • It is not safe to take this medicine during pregnancy. It could harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor right away if you become pregnant.
  • 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.
  • Tell any doctor or dentist who treats you that you are using this medicine. This medicine may affect certain medical test results.

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

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  • Last reviewed on 10/4/2017

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