• Vaccines

Priorix Generic Name & Formulations

General Description

Measles, mumps and rubella viruses live, attenuated; lyophilized susp for SC inj after reconstitution; contains neomycin, ovalbumin, bovine serum albumin; preservative-free.

Pharmacological Class


How Supplied

Single-dose vials—10 (w. prefilled syringes of diluent)


Generic Availability


Priorix Indications


Active immunization for the prevention of measles, mumps, and rubella.

Priorix Dosage and Administration

Adults and Children

<12 months: not established. Each dose is 0.5mL. Give by SC inj. First dose at 12–15 months of age, second dose at 4–6yrs of age. If Priorix is not given according to this schedule and 2 doses are recommended: separate the first and second dose by a minimum of 4 weeks. Priorix may be given as a second dose to individuals who received a first dose of another measles, mumps and rubella-containing vaccine.

Priorix Contraindications


History of severe allergic reactions after a previous dose of any measles, mumps, and rubella virus-containing vaccine. Severe humoral or cellular (primary or acquired) immunodeficiency. Pregnancy (during and for 1 month after vaccination).

Priorix Boxed Warnings

Not Applicable

Priorix Warnings/Precautions


Have epinephrine inj available. Risk of febrile seizures or vaccine virus transmission. Latex allergy. Vaccination may not protect all susceptible individuals. Nursing mothers.

Priorix Pharmacokinetics

See Literature

Priorix Interactions


Concomitant immune globulins, other blood products may interfere with the expected immune response to the vaccine. May cause a temporary suppression of tuberculin reactivity. Avoid false (–) results by administering tuberculin test any time before, simultaneously with, or at least 4 weeks after vaccination.

Priorix Adverse Reactions

Adverse Reactions

Local reactions (eg, pain, redness, swelling), irritability, loss of appetite, drowsiness, fever; thrombocytopenia, thrombocytopenic purpura, syncope.

Priorix Clinical Trials

See Literature

Priorix Note

Not Applicable

Priorix Patient Counseling

See Literature