Dukoral is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) cholera vaccine. On this page you will find out more about Dukoral, including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)
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Active ingredient in this medicine: cholera vaccine
Information for medicine and pack size:
Dukoral (2 x 3 mL vaccine vials, 2 x 5.6 g inert effervescent granules sachets), 1 pack
Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:
This leaflet may also be found inside the medicine package. It contains information on side effects, age restrictions and other useful data.
What this medicine is 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.
Table of characteristics
Single dose carton with 1 vial vaccine and 1 sachet granules: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
Two dose carton with 2 vaccine vials and 2 sachet granules: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
|Visual appearance||Carton containing one vial with 3mL whitish liquid and one sachet containing buffer granules.|
|Dosage Form||Oral Liquid, suspension|
|Route of administration||Oral|
|Visual appearance||No information available|
|Dosage Form||Granules, effervescent|
|Route of administration||Oral|
There is one type of pack available.
Pack type 1
|Storage temperature||Store at 2 to 8 degrees Celsius|
|Storage conditions||No information available|
|Life time||3 Years|
We were unable to verify that this medicine is available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme). Please consult your pharmacist if you need further information
The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.
Is this medication banned in sport?
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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
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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