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RotaTeq Oral Vaccine

Prescription Required
Storage
Store in a refrigerator (2 - 8°C). Do not freeze.

Overview

Introduction

RotaTeq Oral Vaccine 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.

RotaTeq Oral Vaccine 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.

Uses of RotaTeq Oral Solution

Side effects of RotaTeq Oral Solution

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 RotaTeq

  • Cough
  • Fever
  • Loss of appetite
  • Vomiting

How to use RotaTeq Oral Solution

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Measure it with a measuring cup and take it by mouth. Shake well before use. RotaTeq Oral Vaccine may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How RotaTeq Oral Solution works

RotaTeq Oral Vaccine 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

Alcohol
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It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with RotaTeq Oral Vaccine. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
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Information regarding the use of RotaTeq Oral Vaccine during pregnancy is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
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Information regarding the use of RotaTeq Oral Vaccine during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
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It is not known whether RotaTeq Oral Vaccine alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
RotaTeq Oral Vaccine is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of RotaTeq Oral Vaccine may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
RotaTeq Oral Vaccine is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of RotaTeq Oral Vaccine may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take RotaTeq Oral Solution?

If you miss a dose of RotaTeq Oral Vaccine, 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

  • RotaTeq Oral Vaccine 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

Chemical Class
Vaccines
Habit Forming
No

Interaction with Drugs

Taking RotaTeq 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): Empurine, Mercapto, Puri Nethol
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Brand(s): Methosis, Metrex, Cytotrex
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Healgraft
LIFE-THREATENING

Patient Concerns

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I have to Know about rotavirus for child Please tell me about rotavirus vaccine
Dr. Rahul Yadav
Paediatrics
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.
My daughter is 3 nd half months old,she gt rotateq and quadrovax on Tuesday. Since yesterday she's passing liquidy,sticky greenish yellow stool.she did potty 4 times since yesterday 1pm.she's on breastfeeding only. Is it the matter of concern?
Dr. Rahul Yadav
Paediatrics
Hello, if loose stools persist please consult a pediatrician for clinical evaluation. It is sometimes side effect of rotavirus vaccine.
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References

  1. Sinha A, Singh S. Immunization and Immunodeficiency. In: Paul VK, Bagga A, editors. Ghai Essential Pediatrics. 8th ed. New Delhi: CBS Publisher's & Distributors Pvt Ltd.; 2013. pp. 198-99.
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  4. Rotarix (Rotavirus Vaccine, Live, Oral). Rixensart, Belgium: GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals; 2008 [revised Mar. 2019]. [Accessed 15 Jul. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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