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Rotavirus vaccine Side Effects

Some side effects of rotavirus vaccine may not be reported. Always consult your doctor or healthcare specialist for medical advice. You may also report side effects to the FDA.

For the Consumer

Applies to rotavirus vaccine: oral powder for suspension, oral suspension

Other dosage forms:

Along with its needed effects, rotavirus vaccine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor or nurse immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking rotavirus vaccine:

More common
  • Diarrhea
  • fever
  • nausea and vomiting
  • pain or cramping in the abdomen or stomach
Rare
  • Confusion
  • decreased urination
  • dizziness
  • dry mouth
  • fainting
  • increase in heart rate
  • lightheadedness
  • loss of appetite
  • rapid breathing
  • sunken eyes
  • thirst
  • unusual tiredness or weakness
  • wrinkled skin
Incidence not known
  • 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 side effects of rotavirus vaccine may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

More common
  • Cough
  • crying, fussiness, or irritability
  • runny nose
Less common
  • Bloated
  • 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

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

Dermatologic side effects have included urticaria.

Nervous system

Nervous system side effects have included seizures, sleep disorder and somnolence.

Other

Other side effects have included dehydration, Kawasaki Disease, fever and fatigue.

Psychiatric

Psychiatric side effects have included fussiness/irritability and crying.

Respiratory

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

Genitourinary side effects have included urinary tract infection.

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