Active ingredients: cholera vaccine
What it is used for
Cholera caused by serogroup 01 Vibrio cholerae: Active immunisation of adults and children from two years of age, who will be visiting areas epidemic or endemic for cholera and who are at high risk of infection.
How to take it
You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.
This medicine is a pack that contains more than one part.
Part 1: Oral Liquid, suspension
Carton containing one vial with 3ml whitish liquid and one sachet containing buffer granules.
How to take this medicine: Oral
Part 2: Granules, effervescent
No information available
How to take this medicine: Oral
Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.
- Store at 2 to 8 degrees Celsius
- Do not Freeze
- Lifetime is 3 Years.
Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is
Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?
For the active ingredient cholera vaccine
You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.
For side effects, taking other medicines and more
Download consumer medicine information leaflet (pdf)
Dukoral Oral suspension - myDr.com.au
Dukoral Oral suspension - Consumer Medicines Information leaflets of prescription and over-the-counter medicines
Read more on myDr – Consumer Medicine Information website
Cholera - myDr.com.au
Cholera is a diarrhoeal illness caused by infection of the bowel with the bacterium Vibrio cholerae. Many people have only mild symptoms. A vaccine is available.
Read more on myDr website
Vaccines for preventing diarrhoea caused by enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli bacteria | Cochrane
Enterotoxigenic E. coli (ETEC) is a type of bacteria that can infect both children and adults, causing diarrhoea. In particular, it affects people in developing countries. However, it is also a major cause of 'travellers' diarrhoea' in people visiting or returning from regions where this infection is common. It is transmitted from person to person by eating or drinking unclean food or water. Typically it causes watery diarrhoea, with abdominal pains and vomiting, that can last for several days. Vaccines are being considered as a way to prevent diarrhoea caused by ETEC bacteria. ETEC bacteria share some similarities with the bacteria that cause cholera. In this review, we examined the effectiveness of either vaccines designed to prevent cholera or vaccines designed specifically to prevent ETEC infection for preventing ETEC diarrhoea. We compared these vaccines against the use of a control vaccine (either an inert vaccine or a vaccine normally given to prevent an unrelated infection), no intervention, an alternative ETEC vaccine, or a different dose or schedule of the same ETEC vaccine.
Read more on Cochrane (Australasian Centre) website
Health Advice for Members of Australian Medical Assistance Teams Going to the Asia-Pacific Area
This document provides health advice about personal health protection to persons planning to travel to disaster-affected areas in the Asia-Pacific area as a member of an Australian government health team.
Read more on Department of Health website