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Storage Methods

Rotarix should be stored in the refrigerator. The diluent (the liquid used to mix the vaccine) can be stored at room temperature.
 
Once the vaccine is mixed, it can be stored at room temperature or under refrigeration but must be used within 24 hours. The vaccine should never be frozen. Remember that Rotarix contains a live virus that could easily be destroyed by improper storage.
 

Forms Available

Rotarix comes in vials that contain the freeze-dried vaccine. The freeze-dried vaccine must be mixed with the diluent (the liquid portion in a prefilled oral applicator) before use. Mixing the two components properly results in a 1 mL dose.
 

Is There a Generic Version of Rotarix?

This vaccine is not available in generic form (see Generic Rotarix).
 
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Rotarix Vaccine Information

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