Rotarix

Rotavirus Vac,Live Att, 89-12

What is Rotarix used for?

This vaccine is used to prevent a certain virus infection (rotavirus) in infants and young children. Rotavirus can cause fever, vomiting, and diarrhea. Although nearly all children become infected with this virus before they are 5 years old, some severe cases can lead to a dangerous (rarely fatal) loss of body fluids (dehydration). Most severe cases occur in children between 6 to 24 months old. This vaccine contains live virus that has been weakened. It works by causing the body to produce its own protection (antibodies) against rotavirus. Like any vaccine, it may not fully protect your child from rotavirus, and it will not help if your child already has the virus. This vaccine does not prevent fever, vomiting, or diarrhea from other causes.

CHEMICAL NAME

Rotavirus Vac,Live Att, 89-12

DRUG TYPE

Vaccinations
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Rotarix Frequently Asked Questions

Read all vaccine information available from your health care professional before receiving the vaccine. If you have any questions, ask your health care professional.

This vaccine is given by mouth by a health care professional, usually in 2 or 3 separate doses (depending on the brand). The doses are given at least 4 to 10 weeks apart. For the best protection, it is important to receive all scheduled doses.

This vaccine is usually given at the same time as other vaccines.

IMPORTANT: HOW TO USE THIS INFORMATION: This is a summary and does NOT have all possible information about this product. This information does not assure that this product is safe, effective, or appropriate for you. This information is not individual medical advice and does not substitute for the advice of your health care professional. Always ask your health care professional for complete information about this product and your specific health needs.

Rotarix Dosage and Form Information

Suspension Reconstituted Oral
10E6/Ml
Suspension Oral
10E6/1.5Ml