What is Vaxchora used for?
Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Aug 7, 2020.
Vaxchora is a live, weakened vaccine that is taken as a single, oral liquid dose at least 10 days before travel to a cholera-affected area.
Vaxchora is the first approved cholera vaccine in the U.S. Cholera is a bacterial disease usually spread through contaminated water.
Cholera, which can be quickly fatal without treatment in some people, causes severe diarrhea and dehydration.