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Remember that the doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to your child is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.
Tell the doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: sudden abdominal pain (persistent crying, especially when abdomen is touched), bloody stools, persistent/high fever greater than 102 degrees F.
A very serious allergic reaction to this vaccine is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any of the following symptoms of a serious allergic reaction: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.
This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact the doctor or pharmacist.
Contact your doctor for medical advice about side effects. The following numbers do not provide medical advice, but in the US, you may report side effects to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) at 1-800-822-7967. In Canada, you may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
Read the RotaTeq (rotavirus vaccine, live, oral, pentavalent) Side Effects Center for a complete guide to possible side effects »
PRECAUTIONS: Before your child takes this vaccine, tell the doctor or pharmacist if your child is allergic to it; or to latex (which may be found in the packaging of some brands); or if he/she has any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
Before using this vaccine, tell your doctor or pharmacist your child's medical history, especially of: current fever/illness, current vomiting/diarrhea, stomach/intestinal problems (such as blockage, intussusception), not gaining weight/growing as expected, blood cancer (such as leukemia, lymphoma), blood disorders (such as hemophilia), immune system problems (such as HIV/AIDS, SCID).
Family or household members with cancer or weakened immune systems may rarely become infected with this virus if they have regular close contact with a child who takes this vaccine. People in close contact with your child should practice good hygiene such as washing hands thoroughly after diaper changes and feedings. Consult the doctor for more details.
This vaccine is not used in adults. Therefore, it is unlikely to be used during pregnancy or by a mother while breast-feeding. Consult the doctor if you have any questions about this vaccine.
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