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Brand name: Priorix

Priorix is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) measles + mumps + rubella vaccine. On this page you will find out more about Priorix, including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)

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Active ingredient in this medicine: measles + mumps + rubella vaccine

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Information for medicine and pack size:
Priorix (10 x vaccine vials, 10 x 0.5 mL inert diluent ampoules), 1 pack

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What this medicine is for

Priorix is indicated for active immunisation against measles mumps and rubella. The Australia NH&MRC Immunisation Handbook recommendations for MMR vaccination are as follows: MMR vaccine is recommended for all children at 12 months of age and again at 4-6 years of age unless there is a genuine contraindication. In populations with a high incidence of early measles, vaccination at 9 months of age is recommended. Because of the risk to Aboriginal children, the Northern Territory health authority has adopted a practice of administering the first dose of MMR vaccine to Aboriginal children at the age of 9 months. This conforms with WHO recommendations for such populations. The second dose is given at 4-6 years. Unimmunised children in the following groups are at particular risk from severe measles infection: children with chronic conditions such as cystic fibrosis, congenital heart or kidney disease, failure to thrive, Down Syndrome; children from the age of 1 year upwards in child care centres, family day care and playgroups; children living in institutions, and; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children. HIV-positive individuals may be given measles, mumps and rubella combined vaccines in the absence of other contraindications.

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Medicine schedule
1 x 0.5mL vial and 1 x 0.5mL diluent ampoule: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
10 x 0.5mL vials and 10 x 0.5mL diluent ampoules: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
Part 1
Part 1
Visual appearance Whitish to slightly pink coloured cake/powder.
Dosage Form Injection, powder for
Route of administration Intramuscular
Part 2
Part 2
Visual appearance No information available
Dosage Form Diluent, not applicable
Route of administration Intramuscular

There is one type of pack available.

Pack type 1
Pack type 1
Type Vial
Storage temperature Store at 2 to 8 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions Refrigerate,Protect from Light
Life time 2 Years
We were unable to verify that this medicine is available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme). Please consult your pharmacist if you need further information

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