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Rotavirus vaccine, live (By mouth)

Rotavirus Vaccine, Live (ROE-ta-vye-rus VAX-een, lyve)

Prevents rotavirus infection in infants and children.

Brand Name(s):

RotaTeq, Rotarix

There may be other brand names for this medicine.

When This Medicine Should Not Be Used:

This vaccine is not right for every child. Your child should not receive this vaccine if he or she has had an allergic reaction to live rotavirus vaccine, has severe combined immunodeficiency disease (SCID), has a history of intussusception (a serious bowel problem), or was born with digestive problems that may cause intussusception, including a blocked bowel.

How to Use This Medicine:


Drugs and Foods to Avoid:

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

Warnings While Using This Medicine:

Possible Side Effects While Using This Medicine:

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:

If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088

Last Updated: 12/12/2016

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