Proper Use

Drug information provided by: Micromedex

A nurse or other trained health professional will give your child this vaccine. It is given by mouth.

This medicine needs to be given on a fixed schedule. If your child missed the scheduled dose, call your child’s doctor for another appointment.

This medicine comes with a patient information leaflet. Read the information carefully. Ask your doctor if you have any questions.

Dosing

The dose of this medicine will be different for different patients. Follow your doctor's orders or the directions on the label. The following information includes only the average doses of this medicine. If your dose is different, do not change it unless your doctor tells you to do so.

The amount of medicine that you take depends on the strength of the medicine. Also, the number of doses you take each day, the time allowed between doses, and the length of time you take the medicine depend on the medical problem for which you are using the medicine.

  • For oral dosage form (suspension):
    • To prevent rotavirus infection:
      • Infants and children older than 24 weeks of age—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.
      • Infants 6 to 24 weeks of age—The first dose should be given at around 6 weeks of age. The second dose should be given at least 4 weeks after the first dose. Both doses must be completed before the baby is 24 weeks of age (6 months).
      • Infants younger than 6 weeks of age—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.