Preventing rubella (German measles).
Meruvax II is a vaccine. It works by stimulating the body to produce antibodies to rubella.
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All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:
Burning or stinging at the injection site; diarrhea; dizziness; fever; general feeling of being unwell; headache; irritability; muscle or joint ache; nausea; tiredness; vomiting.
Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); fainting; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin; unusual bruising or bleeding; vision or hearing changes.
Use Meruvax II as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions. Meruvax II is usually administered as an injection at your doctor's office, hospital, or clinic. If you are using Meruvax II at home, carefully follow the injection procedures taught to you by your health care provider. If Meruvax II contains particles or is discolored, or if the vial is cracked or damaged in any way, do not use it. Keep this product, as well as syringes and needles, out of the reach of children and away from pets. Do not reuse needles, syringes, or other materials. Dispose of properly after use. Ask your doctor or pharmacist to explain local regulations for proper disposal. If you miss a dose of Meruvax II, contact your doctor to set up a new dosing schedule. Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Meruvax II.