M-M-R II VACCINE Vial Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • a body temperature higher than 101 degrees Fahrenheit
  • If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • inflammation of the parotid gland
  • fever
  • a skin rash
  • swollen lymph nodes
  • reactions at the site of the injection
  • INFREQUENT side effects

    If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • sudden blindness and pain upon moving the eye
  • If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • itching
  • arthritis
  • joint pain
  • muscle pain
  • dizziness
  • headache
  • nausea
  • diarrhea
  • runny nose
  • a feeling of general discomfort called malaise
  • irritability
  • RARE side effects

    If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • meningitis not due to an infection
  • decreased blood platelets
  • high levels of white blood cells
  • encephalitis
  • inflammation of the spinal cord
  • a type of brain function problem called encephalopathy
  • generalized disorder of peripheral nerves
  • a painful condition that affects the nerves in the legs and arms called peripheral neuropathy
  • Guillain-Barre syndrome
  • toxicity to the nerve that controls hearing
  • inflammation of the blood vessels
  • pneumonia
  • a type of inflammation of the lung called interstitial pneumonitis
  • inflammation of the epididymis of the testicles
  • inflammation of the testes
  • erythema multiforme, a type of allergic skin reaction
  • a skin disorder with blistering and peeling skin called Stevens-Johnson syndrome
  • seizures
  • seizures associated with fever
  • a significant type of allergic reaction called anaphylaxis
  • subacute sclerosing panencephalitis
  • pancreatitis
  • an inflammatory condition of fat under the skin with red patches and lumps called panniculitis
  • acute hemorrhagic edema of infancy
  • IgA vasculitis
  • If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • pink eye
  • a bacterial infection of the middle ear
  • hives
  • loss of muscle coordination
  • vomiting
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