Rotavirus Vaccine Pentavalent

ROTAVIRUS VACCINE ORAL SOLUTION is used to help prevent a virus infection that can cause fever, vomiting, and diarrhea. Compare vaccinations.

Rotateq Side Effects

What should I watch for?

Report any side effects to your doctor. This vaccine, like all vaccines, may not fully protect everyone.

It may be possible to to pass the rotavirus to others. Talk to your doctor if the infant has close contact with people who are sick or have immune system problems.


Interactions with Medications

Along with its needed effects, a medicine 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 immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

More common






muscle aches

sore throat

stuffy or runny nose

unusual tiredness or weakness


Less common


difficulty with breathing

noisy breathing

shortness of breath

tightness in the chest



Black, tarry stools


Incidence not known


pain or cramping in the abdomen or stomach

Some side effects 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


Incidence not known

Hives or welts


redness of the skin

skin rash

Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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