Rotavirus vaccine Side Effects
It is possible that some side effects of rotavirus vaccine may not have been reported. These can be reported to the FDA here. Always consult a healthcare professional for medical advice.
For the Consumer
Applies to rotavirus vaccine: oral powder for suspension, oral suspension
Other dosage forms:
As well as its needed effects, rotavirus vaccine may cause unwanted side effects that require medical attention.
If any of the following side effects occur while taking rotavirus vaccine, check with your doctor or nurse immediately:More common
- nausea and vomiting
- pain or cramping in the abdomen or stomach
- decreased urination
- dry mouth
- increase in heart rate
- loss of appetite
- rapid breathing
- sunken eyes
- unusual tiredness or weakness
- wrinkled skin
- Black, tarry stools
- blood in the urine
- bloody nose
- heavier menstrual periods
- pinpoint red spots on the skin
- red eyes
- red mouth
- skin rash
- swollen glands
- swollen hands and feet
- unusual bleeding or bruising
Some rotavirus vaccine side effects may not need any medical attention. As your body gets used to the medicine these side effects may disappear. Your health care professional may be able to help you prevent or reduce these side effects, but do check with them if any of the following side effects continue, or if you are concerned about them:More common
- crying, fussiness, or irritability
- runny nose
- excess air or gas in the stomach or intestines
- full feeling
- passing gas
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to rotavirus vaccine: oral powder for reconstitution, oral suspension
Gastrointestinal side effects have included intussusception (including death), gastroenteritis, hematochezia, loss of appetite, diarrhea, vomiting, flatulence, abdominal pain, food regurgitation, and constipation. Post marketing experience has included gastroenteritis with vaccine viral shedding in infants with Severe Combined Immunodeficiency Disease (SCID).
Dermatologic side effects have included urticaria.
Nervous system side effects have included seizures, sleep disorder and somnolence.
Other side effects have included dehydration, Kawasaki Disease, fever and fatigue.
Psychiatric side effects have included fussiness/irritability and crying.
Respiratory side effects have included pneumonia, nasopharyngitis, otitis media, bronchiolitis, cough/runny nose, bronchospasm, upper respiratory tract infection, hoarseness, and rhinorrhea. Apnea has been reported in premature infants.
Genitourinary side effects have included urinary tract infection.
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