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Drug Interactions

RotaTeq can potentially interact with a few medications (see RotaTeq 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:
  • A history of intussusception (a problem where one part of the bowel moves into the next)
  • 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 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 RotaTeq Warnings and Precautions to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)

Storage Methods for RotaTeq

RotaTeq should be stored in the refrigerator. It should not be frozen and should be used as soon as possible after removing it from the refrigerator. Remember that the vaccine contains a live virus that could easily be destroyed by improper storage.

What Form Does It Come In?

RotaTeq is available in 2 mL ready-to-use, latex-free tubes.
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RotaTeq Vaccine Information

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