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Rotarix Kit

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Rotarix Kit is a medicine used in the prevention of diarrhea due to rotavirus. It is usually given as a 3-dose oral regimen, 4 weeks apart, beginning at 6 weeks of age.

Rotarix Kit can be given with or without food. It helps protect the baby from a kind of virus (rota virus) that can cause bad diarrhea. Give it in the dose and direction as advice by the doctor.

Side effects are rare, usually mild, and may include irritability, cough, fever, loss of appetite, and vomiting. If the child experience any of such side effects and that does not go away with time or get worse, you should let your doctor know. The doctor may help with ways to reduce or prevent these symptoms.

Side effects of Rotarix Kit

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Rotarix

  • Cough
  • Fever
  • Loss of appetite
  • Vomiting

How to cope with side effects?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Cough
    Get plenty of rest as exhausting or stressing out yourself could aggravate your condition. You should drink plenty of fluids as it will keep your throat moist and comfortable. Try taking steam inhalation. The moisture can ease your breathing and loosen mucus. You can consider sipping warm water or tea with honey and lemon. This will keep your nose and throat from being too dry. Using an air humidifier may also help. You can also gargle with salt water several times a day. See your doctor if your symptoms last longer than 3 weeks or get worse quickly. Avoid alcohol and do not smoke as they can aggravate your conditions.
  • Coping with Loss of appetite
    It is important to eat, even if you do not feel like it. You might try switching to smaller meals and frequent snacks. Try eating healthy and nutritious snacks that are high in calories and protein, such as dried fruit and nuts. It is important to drink even if you cannot eat. But, do not fill your stomach with liquid before eating. Eat when you are most hungry. Exercise such as a short walk may also increase your appetite. Talk to your doctor about possible medication or supplements if your condition does not improve.
  • Coping with Vomiting
    You can help yourself by eating small, frequent meals rather than large ones and drinking plenty of fluids. Eat slowly. Avoid fatty, fried, spicy and very sweet foods. Eat cold or slightly warm food if the smell of cooked or cooking food makes you feel sick. Get plenty of fresh air. You could also try chewing ginger or drinking ginger tea. Eat bananas to replace potassium in your blood which can drop if you are sick (vomit). Use oral rehydration salts to replace vitamins and minerals lost through being sick. There are some medicines that can help you stop feeling sick. Speak to your doctor if your condition does not improve.

How to use Rotarix Kit

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label before use. Rotarix Kit may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Rotarix Kit works

Rotarix Kit contains small amounts of rotavirus (a virus that causes diarrhoea). It works by provoking the the immune system to produce antibodies (proteins), without actually causing a disease. In the event of infection, these antibodies protect against protect against diarrhoea caused by rotavirus.

Safety Advice

It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Rotarix Kit. Please consult your doctor.
Information regarding the use of Rotarix Kit during pregnancy is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Information regarding the use of Rotarix Kit during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
It is not known whether Rotarix Kit alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Rotarix Kit is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Rotarix Kit may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Rotarix Kit is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Rotarix Kit may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Rotarix Kit?

If you miss a dose of Rotarix Kit, please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Quick Tips

  • Rotarix Kit helps protect your baby from a kind of virus (rotavirus) that can cause bad diarrhea.
  • It is given to your baby by mouth. 
  • The first dose is given when the baby is around 6 weeks old and the second dose, at least 4 weeks after the first dose (before 6 months old).
  • Inform your doctor immediately if your baby has severe vomiting, diarrhea, high fever, or severe stomach pain.

Fact Box

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Interaction with Drugs

Taking Rotarix with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Thioprinz, Lazorin, Azarid
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Brand(s): Methosis, Metrex, Cytotrex
Brand(s): Healgraft

Patient Concerns

I have to Know about rotavirus for child Please tell me about rotavirus vaccine
Dr. Rahul Yadav
Hello, rotavirus is the commonest cause of diarrhoea among infants in India. Vaccination reduces the incidence and severity of the disease.I recommend you to get the rotavirus vaccination done.
Diarrhoea due to sun stroke. Body ache
Dr. Sunil Sekhri
ORS, Tab Pacimol 1 Stat and get a clinical check up done
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