Rotavirus Vaccine - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions


Information about Rotavirus Vaccine

Generic Name : Rotavirus Vaccine
Up-to-date prescription details regarding Rotavirus Vaccine are provided here.

Pronunciation : ROE-ta-vye-rus VAX-een, lyve

Learn the correct pronunciation of the Rotavirus Vaccine, understand it's uses, recommended dosages, its indications, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its and its storage instructions.
You will also find a list of the medication's International and Indian brand or trade names, as well as its pricing information. For verification of the information presented on this page or for additional clarifications, it's advisable to consult your doctor.

ICD Code : Y59.0 Therapeutic Classification : Immunizing Agents

Trade Names/Brand Names of Rotavirus Vaccine

International :

Rotarix, RotaTeq

Why is Rotavirus Vaccine Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a vaccine, prescribed for the prevention of rotavirus gastroenteritis caused by G1 and non-G1 types in infants and children. It helps the immune system to protect against rotavirus.

When should Rotavirus Vaccine not be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with uncorrected congenital malformation of the gastrointestinal tract.

What is the dosage of Rotavirus Vaccine?

The vaccination series consists of two 1-mL doses administered orally. The first dose should be administered to infants beginning at 6 weeks of age. There should be an interval of at least 4 weeks between the first and second dose. The 2-dose series should be completed by 24 weeks of age.

How should Rotavirus Vaccine be taken?

It comes as a solution to take by mouth.

What are the warnings and precautions for Rotavirus Vaccine?

• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of gastrointestinal disorders, poor immunity and any allergy.

• The healthcare provider should inform the parents or guardians about the possible adverse reactions.

What are the side effects of Rotavirus Vaccine?

Most Common- Fussiness, irritability, cough, runny nose, fever, vomiting and diarrhea.
Serious- Death and intestinal blockage.
Blood and Lymphatic- Decrease in platelets and bruising.
Gastrointestinal- Blood in the stools and intussusception.
General- Maladministration.

What are the other precautions for Rotavirus Vaccine?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Rotavirus Vaccine?

Vial- Store it in refrigerator (2° to 8°C).
Diluent- The diluent may be stored at a controlled room temperature 20° to 25°C. Do not freeze. Discard if the diluent has been frozen.