PRIORIX

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Priorix

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Brand name:- Priorix
Manufacturer:- Glaxo SmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Dosage form:- Injection 
Strength:- 0.5mL 
Immunization:- Measles, Mumps, and Rubella
Storage:- Store in a refrigerator
Composition:- Measles Vaccine (Live) (1000ccid50) + Mumps Virus Vaccine (5000ccid50) + Rubella vaccine (Live) (1000ccid50)

Overview 

Priorix vaccine is used to immunize individuals against three diseases: Measles, Mumps, and Rubella. It works to stimulate immunity to protect and fight against the three infections. The Priorix vaccine is administered by a nurse. It is advised to avoid self-administration of this vaccine. It must not be intravascularly administered to the individuals. 

Usage of Priorix 

The Priorix vaccine is administered in two doses. Both doses are necessary for better protection against diseases: Measles, Mumps, and Rubella. Its recommended immunization age (as per The Canadian Immunization Guide) is 12 months and above. A second dose is given 1-month post the first dose. Note that it does not ensure protection against any infection other than Measles, Mumps, and Rubella.

Contraindications 

Priorix vaccines should not be administered in some cases. This is because it may lead to adverse conditions due to its interaction with some other disease. Following are some cases where the administration of the Priorix vaccine should be avoided. Other than allergy and diseases, if you are pregnant or breastfeeding a child, you should discuss the effects of this vaccine on your child and check if the benefits are worth managing the risks or not. 

  • Allergy 

    • Neomycin 

    • Gelatin 

    • The previous dose of Priorix injection

    • Any other ingredient of Priorix injection

  • Any active infection 

    • Tuberculosis 

    • Viral fever

    • Bacterial infection 

    • Other severe infection

Does Priorix cause any Side Effects? 

Priorix vaccines may show some side effects for three or more days past the administration of the injection. This is because of the body’s reaction to the new substance that enters inside the body via the injection. Sometimes, side effects can be minimal, moderate, or severe. This range varies in different persons. It is advised to follow the instructions of your healthcare provider regarding the ways to manage such adverse reactions at home. Also, make sure to approach your doctor as soon as possible if the condition worsens. 

Common Side Effects 

  • Cough 

  • Joint pain 

  • Muscle ache 

  • Skin rash 

  • Itching 

  • Injection site soreness 

  • Headache 

  • Dizziness 

  • Diarrhea 

  • Weakness 

Rare Side Effects 

  • Double Vision

  • Sensation of Stinging

  • Trouble in breathing

  • Rapid heartbeat 

  • Hives 

  • Bruising or discoloration 

  • Fever 

  • Confusion 

  • Sensation of Burning

Other Side Effects

  • Nausea 

  • Vomiting 

  • Pain 

  • Discomfort 

  • Irritability 

  • Tenderness 

  • Erythema

Dosage

Priorix vaccine is available in a strength of 0.5mL. Its recommended immunization age (as per The Canadian Immunization Guide) is 12 months and above. A second dose is given 1-month post the first dose. Both doses are necessary for better protection against diseases: Measles, Mumps, and Rubella. 

  • The Priorix vaccine is administered by a nurse. 

  • It is advised to avoid self-administration of this vaccine.

  • It should not be intravascularly administered to the individuals.

General Warnings and Precautions 

  • Priorix injection does not ensure protection against any infection other than Measles, Mumps, and Rubella. 

  • Do not forget to tell your healthcare provider about the medications you already consume.

  • Discuss the possibility of adverse reactions with the doctor and know the ways to manage them.

  • Avoid the administration of Priorix if you are suffering from some severe infection. 

 

Special Warnings 

  • Pregnancy 

    • During pregnancy, taking the Priorix vaccine might cause severe harm to the developing baby. Therefore, consult a physician. 

  • Nursing Women

    • During breastfeeding, taking the Priorix vaccine might cause severe harm to the new-born baby. Therefore, consult a physician.

  • Severe active infection 

    • If you have a severe infection (for a long time), don’t forget to make your doctor aware of the same before administering the vaccine. 

  • Bleeding disorder 

    • Administering the Priorix vaccine to individuals having severe bleeding disorders might lead to adverse reactions. Therefore, consult a physician.

  • Kidney function 

    • Priorix vaccine may not affect the functioning of your kidneys. However, make sure to tell your doctor if you have any kidney disease. 

  • Liver function 

    • Priorix vaccine may not affect the functioning of your liver. However, make sure to tell your doctor if you have any liver disease.

  • Heart function

    • Priorix vaccines may not affect the functioning of your heart. However, make sure to tell your doctor if you have any heart disease.

Q1. What is the use of the Priorix vaccine?

Ans. Priorix vaccine is used to immunize individuals against three diseases: Measles, Mumps, and Rubella. It works to stimulate immunity to protect and fight against the three infections. 

Q2. What are the common side effects of the Priorix vaccine?

Ans. The most common adverse effects of the Priorix vaccine are rash on the skin, itching, cough, sore throat, nausea, headache, muscle ache, dizziness, swollen glands, and vomiting. It is necessary to approach a medical practitioner if side effects occur and worsen your health. 

Q3. In what strength is the Priorix vaccine available?

Ans. Priorix vaccine is available with a strength of 0.5mL.  

Q4. How can I take a Priorix vaccine?

Ans. The Priorix vaccine is administered by a nurse. It is advised to avoid self-administration.

Q5. How is the Priorix injection stored?

Ans. Store Priorix vaccine in a refrigerator (2 - 8°C). 

Q6. Is it safe to drive after taking this vaccine?

Ans. After taking Priorix injection, do not drive and operate heavy machinery if dizziness occurs. 

Q7. Is the Priorix vaccine safe for use in kidney patients?

Ans. Priorix vaccine may not affect the functioning of your kidneys. However, make sure to tell your doctor if you have any kidney disease.

Q8. Is the Priorix vaccine safe to use in breastfeeding females?

Ans. During breastfeeding, taking the Priorix vaccine might cause severe harm to the newborn baby. Therefore, consult a physician.

Q9. Does the Priorix vaccine damage the liver?

Ans. Priorix vaccine may not affect the functioning of your liver. However, make sure to tell your doctor if you have any liver disease.

Q10. Is it safe to take the Priorix vaccine during pregnancy?

Ans. During pregnancy, taking the Priorix vaccine might cause severe harm to the developing baby. Therefore, consult a physician. 

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