|1. TYPE OF DRUG – MEASLES VACCINE|
|Measles vaccine is a vaccine that is very effective at preventing measles.
|2. INDICATIONS (USE) – MEASLES VACCINE|
|Measles vaccine is given for protection against measles, the typical exanthematous fever of childhood. It is a live viral vaccine.
|3. MECHANISM OF ACTION (MOA) – MEASLES VACCINE|
|Measles Vaccine may induce antibodies that protect against measles, mumps, and rubella.
|4. ROUTES OF ADMINISTRATION – MEASLES VACCINE|
|It is available in lyophilized form as powder in a bulb. Diluent is distilled water & is available as a separate ampoule. It is available as monodose or as multidose containing 2 or 5 doses. The final volume of reconstituted vaccine is 0.5 ml per dose.
|5. ONSET OF EFFECT OR ACTION – MEASLES VACCINE|
|6. DOSAGE (DOSING INFORMATION) – MEASLES VACCINE|
|He dose for any age is 0.5 ml administered subcutaneously, preferably into the outer aspect of the upper arm.
The recommended age for primary vaccination is 12 to 15 months.
Children first vaccinated when younger than 12 months of age should receive another dose between 12 to 15 months of age followed by revaccination prior to elementary school entry.
|7. HALF LIFE (DURATION OF ACTION) – MEASLES VACCINE|
|8. ADVERSE EFFECTS OR SIDE EFFECTS – MEASLES VACCINE|
|Panniculitis, atypical measles, fever, syncope, headache, dizziness, malaise, and irritability. Fatalities have been reported with the polyvalent measles/mumps/rubella vaccine; however, causality has not been determined.
|9. CONTRAINDICATIONS – MEASLES VACCINE|
|10. DRUG INTERACTIONS – MEASLES VACCINE|
|11. EXCRETION – MEASLES VACCINE|