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Vaxchora Side Effects

Generic name: cholera vaccine, live

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Jul 14, 2023.

Note: This document contains side effect information about cholera vaccine, live. Some dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Vaxchora.

Applies to cholera vaccine, live: oral for oral suspension.

Side effects include:

Tiredness, headache, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, lack of appetite, diarrhea.

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to cholera vaccine, live: oral suspension.


The most commonly reported side effects included headache, tiredness, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain. Based on clinical trials, adverse reactions in children are expected to be similar to those in adults.[Ref]


Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Rash


Very common (10% or more): Abdominal pain (up to 38%), nausea (up to 22%), loose stool (13.9%), vaccine shedding in stool for 7 days post-vaccination (up to 11.3%)

Common (1% to 10%): Diarrhea, vomiting

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Flatulence, constipation, abdominal distension, dyspepsia, abnormal feces, dry mouth, eructation[Ref]


Very common (10% or more): Lack of/decreased appetite (up to 29.1%)[Ref]


Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Arthralgia

Nervous system

Very common (10% or more): Headache (up to 45.8%)

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Dizziness[Ref]


Very common (10% or more): Tiredness/fatigue (up to 41%)

Common (1% to 10%): Fever/pyrexia

Rare (0.01% to 0.1%): Chills[Ref]


1. (2022) "Product Information. Vaxchora (cholera vaccine, live)." Emergent Travel Health, Inc

2. (2023) "Product Information. Vaxchora (cholera vaccine, live)." Patientric Ltd

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.