Which medications in the drug class Vaccines are used in the treatment of Measles?

Updated: Jun 06, 2019
  • Author: Selina SP Chen, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Russell W Steele, MD  more...
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Vaccines

In the United States, measles virus vaccine is usually given along with attenuated rubella and mumps viruses as the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine. The following measles vaccines are available in the United States:

- Live measles mumps, and rubella virus vaccine (M-M-R II)

- Live measles, mumps, rubella, and varicella virus vaccine (ProQuad)

Measles mumps and rubella vaccine, live (M-M-R II)

The live MMR vaccine is used to induce active immunity against viruses that cause measles, mumps, and rubella.

Measles, mumps, rubella, and varicella virus vaccine (ProQuad)

This is a live vaccine that induces active immunity against viruses that cause measles, mumps, rubella, and varicella.


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