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Rotarix Dosing Information

There is only one standard recommended dosage for this vaccine.
(Click Rotarix Dosage for more information.)

Side Effects

As with any vaccine, Rotarix may cause side effects. However, not everyone who receives the vaccine will experience side effects. In fact, most children tolerate it well, with only minor side effects (if any).
If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
Some of the most common side effects include, but are not limited to:
  • Fussiness
  • Irritability
  • Fever
  • Loss of appetite.
(Click Rotarix Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects that you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)

Drug Interactions With Rotarix

Rotarix can potentially interact with a few medications (see Rotarix Drug Interactions).

What Should I Tell My Child's Healthcare Provider?

You should talk to a healthcare provider before your child receives this vaccine if your child is moderately to severely ill or has:
  • Diarrhea or vomiting
  • A blood disorder
  • A gastrointestinal (digestive) problem or condition
  • An immune-suppressing condition such as HIV or AIDS, diabetes, or cancer
  • Had any sort of a reaction to any vaccine in the past
  • Any relatives or other close contact with a weakened immune system
  • Any allergies, including allergies to latex, foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Make sure to tell the healthcare provider about all the medicines your child is taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Rotarix Warnings and Precautions to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)
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