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 (rotavirus) that can cause bad diarrhea. Give it in the dose and direction as advised by the doctor.
Side effects are rare, however, some may experience mild 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.
1. In Prevention of diarrhea due to rotavirus:
Diarrhea is an increase in the frequency of bowel movements or loose watery bowel movements, most commonly occurring due to an infection of the digestive tract. RotaTeq Oral Vaccine helps to prevent diarrhea that is caused due to rotavirus infection. Rotavirus infects nearly all children in developed and developing countries at the age of around 3 to 5. Vaccines are therefore the most effective way to prevent rotavirus diarrhea. It will help you to stay well by preventing it from coming back. You need to take it as advised by the doctor and you should drink plenty of fluids while taking it to make sure you stay hydrated.
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor.
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:
- Loss of appetite