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Vaxchora Side Effects

Generic Name: cholera vaccine, live

Note: This page contains side effects data for the generic drug cholera vaccine, live. It is possible that some of the dosage forms included below may not apply to the brand name Vaxchora.

For the Consumer

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

As well as its needed effects, cholera vaccine, live (the active ingredient contained in Vaxchora) may cause unwanted side effects that require medical attention.

Major Side Effects

If any of the following side effects occur while taking cholera vaccine, live, check with your doctor immediately:

Rare
  • Fever

Minor Side Effects

Some cholera vaccine, live 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:
  • Abdominal or stomach pain
  • headache
  • lack of appetite
  • nausea or vomiting
  • tiredness
Less common:
  • Diarrhea

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to cholera vaccine, live: oral suspension

General

The most common adverse events were tiredness, headache, abdominal pain, and nausea/vomiting.[Ref]

Other

Very common (10% or more): Tiredness (31.3%)
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Fever[Ref]

Nervous system

Very common (10% or more): Headache (28.9%)[Ref]

Gastrointestinal

Very common (10% or more): Abdominal pain (18.7%), nausea/vomiting (18.3%)
Common (1% to 10%): Diarrhea[Ref]

Metabolic

Very common (10% or more): Lack of appetite (16.5%)[Ref]

References

1. "Product Information. Vaxchora (cholera vaccine, live)." PaxVax, Miami, FL.

It is possible that some side effects of Vaxchora may not have been reported. These can be reported to the FDA here. Always consult a healthcare professional for medical advice.

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