- It is used to prevent travelers’ diarrhea and cholera.
- If your child has an allergy to this drug or any part of this drug.
- If your child is allergic to any drugs like this one or any other drugs, foods, or other substances. Tell the doctor about the allergy and what signs your child had, like rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.
- If your child has a stomach illness like loose stools (diarrhea) or throwing up.
- If your child has an infection or an illness with a fever.
- Tell dentists, surgeons, and other doctors that your child is using this drug.
- This drug may not protect all people who use it. You must still do steps to keep from getting these health problems. These may be things like using care when picking food or water and using good cleanliness. Talk with the doctor.
- If your child is on a low-salt or salt-free diet, talk with your child’s doctor.
- If your child is also taking the oral typhoid vaccine, do not give it to your child within 8 hours of this drug.
- Do not give to a child younger than 2 years of age.
If your child is pregnant or breast-feeding a baby:
- Talk with the doctor if your child is pregnant, becomes pregnant, or is breast-feeding a baby. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks of using this drug.
- Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
- Belly pain.
- Upset stomach or throwing up.
- Loose stools (diarrhea).
- Give this drug by mouth only.
- Give on an empty stomach. Do not let your child eat, drink, or take other drugs by mouth for 1 hour before and for 1 hour after taking this drug.
- This drug must be mixed with a certain liquid (buffer solution) before it is taken. To make the buffer solution, open the buffer packet and melt the granules in 5 ounces (150 mL) of cool water. Do not mix with any other liquid.
- Children ages 2 to 6 years only: Pour away half of the liquid before adding the vaccine.
- Shake vaccine liquid and add to the mixture. Mix well before having child drink.
- Have your child drink within 2 hours of mixing.
- Give the last dose at least 1 week before your child travels to the high risk place.
- If you miss giving the 2nd or 3rd dose and it has been less than 6 weeks since your child took the last dose, give the missed dose as soon as you think about it.
- Do not give 2 doses at the same time or extra doses.
- If you are not sure what to do if you miss giving your child a dose, call the doctor.
- Before mixing, store in the refrigerator.
- Do not freeze.
- Before mixing, this drug may be stored at room temperature for up to 2 weeks. This can be done 1 time only.
- After mixing, you may store at room temperature for 2 hours.
- Keep all drugs in a safe place. Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
- Check with your pharmacist about how to throw out unused drugs.
- If your child’s symptoms or health problems do not get better or if they become worse, call your child’s doctor.
- Do not share your child’s drug with others and do not give anyone else’s drug to your child.
- Keep a list of all your child’s drugs (prescription, natural products, vitamins, OTC) with you. Give this list to your child’s doctor.
- Talk with your child’s doctor before giving your child any new drug, including prescription or OTC, natural products, or vitamins.
- Some drugs may have another patient information leaflet. If you have any questions about this drug, please talk with your child’s doctor, nurse, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
- If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.
If you have any questions or concerns, talk with a member of your healthcare team. You can reach them Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at ____________________. After 5:00 pm, during the weekend, and on holidays, please call____________________. If there’s no number listed, or you’re not sure, call 212-639-2000.
Travelers' Diarrhea and Cholera Vaccine©2015 Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center - Generated on November 30, 2015