Description and Brand Names

Drug information provided by: Micromedex

US Brand Name

  1. Rotarix
  2. RotaTeq

Descriptions


Rotavirus vaccine live is used to prevent infants and children from getting a rotavirus stomach infection. It works by causing your body to produce its own protection (antibodies) against the virus.

Rotavirus is a serious infection that causes diarrhea and vomiting. It may also cause severe dehydration in infants and children.

This vaccine is to be administered only by or under the supervision of your child's doctor.

This product is available in the following dosage forms:

  • Powder for Suspension
  • Suspension