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Brand name: Rotarix

Rotarix is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) rotavirus vaccine. On this page you will find out more about Rotarix, 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: rotavirus vaccine

Information for medicine and pack size:
Rotarix 1 million CCID50 units/1.5 mL oral liquid suspension, 10 x 1.5 mL syringes

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.

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What this medicine is for

ROTARIX is indicated for the prevention of rotavirus gastroenteritis (see Clinical Trials).

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Visual appearance Clear, colourless liquid, free of visible particles
Dosage Form Oral Liquid, suspension
Route of administration Oral
Medicine schedule
1: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
10: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy

There are 2 types of pack available. You'll need to identify which type of pack you have in order to use this information.

Pack type 1
Pack type 1
Type Syringe
Storage temperature Store at 2 to 8 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions Protect from Light
Life time 3 Years
Pack type 2
Pack type 2
Type Syringe
Storage temperature Store at 2 to 8 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions Protect from Light,Refrigerate
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.

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Is this medication banned in sport?

Check if you can use your medicine whilst playing sport. Search the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) database that provides information about the prohibited status of specific medications and/or the active ingredient based on the current World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Prohibited List.

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Rotarix Oral Liquid Oral suspension - myDr.com.au

Rotarix Oral Liquid Oral suspension - Consumer Medicines Information leaflets of prescription and over-the-counter medicines

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Gastroenteritis (gastro, diarrhoea) in children video | myVMC

Gastroenteritis (gastro or stomach flu) from Rotavirus infection causes diarrhoea and dehydration in children. It can be prevented with vaccination.

Read more on myVMC – Virtual Medical Centre website

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