ROTATEQ is a vaccine against rotavirus gastroenteritis
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Updated: Thursday, December 12, 2013.
vaccine against rotavirus gastroenteritis
In which case the drug ROTATEQ is prescribed?
It is a compound of viruses (rotavirus) attenuated oral vaccine: they are alive, but weakened and can not cause the disease.
It is used in the prevention of gastroenteritis due to rotavirus in infants from 6 weeks of age.
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Diarrhea and gastroenteritis in children
Presentations drug ROTATEQ
ROTATEQ oral solution; dosing tube in 2 ml
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Composition of the drug ROTATEQ
Live attenuated human rotavirus (strains G1, G2, G3, G4, P1A (8)) 1 dose
Sucrose 1.08 g
Active substances Rotavirus type G1, G2 rotavirus types, Rotavirus G3, G4 rotavirus types, Rotavirus types P1A 
Excipients: Amino Acids, Purified water, culture medium, phosphate monobasic monohydrate, polysorbate 80, sucrose, sodium citrate, sodium hydroxide, Vitamins
Cons-indications of drug ROTATEQ
This vaccine should not be used in the following cases:
known to one of allergy vaccine components,
congenital or secondary to immune deficiency disease (sida. ..)
immunosuppressive therapy in progress
intussusception or malformation of the gastrointestinal tract are predisposing.
This vaccine does not protect against all gastroenteritis, but only those against rotavirus responsible for severe diarrhea and sometimes occurring preferentially between 6 months and 2 years.
In case of high fever, diarrhea or vomiting, it is preferable to postpone the vaccination.
The virus can be found in the stools of infants few days after administration of vaccine. Rigorous hygiene, including washing hands after exchange, must be observed in the week following vaccination.
ROTATEQ drug interactions with other substances
This vaccine can be given at the same time as other vaccinations vaccination schedule.
Fertility, pregnancy and lactation
This vaccine is intended that infant.
An effect of breast feeding on the oral efficacy of this vaccine is unlikely. Breastfeeding can be continued.
Instructions for use and dosage of the drug ROTATEQ
The solution is administered directly into the mouth of the child, by pressing the tube. If the child spits out the dose, the doctor may give a dose during the consultation.
The vaccine should never be injected.
Children from 6 weeks: 3 doses, spaced at least 4 weeks. Vaccination should be completed before the age of 32 weeks.
Febrile reactions to the vaccine can be controlled with paracetamol.
To remain effective, this medication should be stored between +2 ° C and +8 ° C (upper part of the refrigerator).
This vaccine should not be frozen.
Possible side effects of the drug ROTATEQ
In studies, side effects reported with this vaccine and placebo were similar.
Common: fever, fatigue, irritability, loss of appetite, diarrhea, vomiting, regurgitation, bloating.
You felt an adverse effect may be due to this medicine, you can declare by downloading the form.
Laboratory Sanofi Pasteur MSD SNC
Warnings on drugs
Warning, the drug is not a product like any other. Read the package leaflet before ordering. Do not leave medicines out of reach of children. If symptoms persist, seek the advice of your doctor or pharmacist. Attention to incompatibilities on products in your.
Tell your pharmacist online treatments underway to identify possible incompatibilities. The checkout form contains a custom message field provided for this purpose.
Click here to find record of the drug at the site of the National Security Agency of Medicines and Health Products.
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