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Rotasiil Vaccination in Hyderabad


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Rotasiil Vaccination

Availability: Service available Location: Vaccination at centre/ Home Vaccination Category: Rotavirus

Rotasiil – Serum International Institute 

Indication and Usage –

  • ROTASIIL-Liquid is indicated for active immunization of healthy infants from the age of 6 weeks for the prevention of gastroenteritis due to rotavirus infection when administered as a 3-dose series.
  • The three-dose regimen should be completed by one year of age.

Dosage and Administration –

  • ROTASIIL-Liquid is for oral administration only and must not be administered parenterally.
  • ROTASIIL-Liquid should be administered as a 3-dose regimen, 4 weeks apart, beginning at 6 weeks of age. The three dose regimen should be completed by one year of age. 
  • It is recommended that infants who receive ROTASIIL-Liquid as the first dose should complete the three dose series with ROTASIIL-Liquid.

Contraindications –

  • Hypersensitivity to any component of the vaccine is a contraindication to vaccine.
  • Individuals who develop symptoms suggestive of hypersensitivity after receiving a dose of Rotasiil liquid should not receive further doses.
  • Individuals with Severe Combined Immunodeficiency Disease (SCID). Cases of gastroenteritis associated with live rotavirus vaccines have been reported in infants with SCID.
  • History of intussusception (IS) is a contraindication to vaccine administration.

Adverse reactions –

  • The common adverse events after  Rotasiil vaccination are –
  1. Fever
  2. Irritability
  3. Decreased appetite
  4. Decreased activity level
  5. Vomiting
  6. Diarrhea

Drug interactions and other interactions –

  • Immunosuppressive therapies including irradiation, antimetabolites, alkylating agents, cytotoxic drugs and corticosteroids, may reduce the immune response to vaccines.
  • Rotasiil liquid can be administered concomitantly with other vaccines of the infant immunization programme, including combined diphtheria, tetanus toxoid and pertussis vaccine, inactivated polio vaccine, oral polio vaccine, influenza type b conjugate, hepatitis B vaccine.
  • No interaction studies have been performed woth Rotasiil liquid in infants with other medicinal products.

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