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Drug Description:

This vaccine is used for prevention of cholera infections and travellers’ diarrhea in adults and children two years of age and older. It is recommended for people traveling to areas with a high risk of cholera or travellers’ diarrhea.Store at room temperature in a cool dry place, protect from heat and light. Keep all medicines out of the reach of children and pets.How much medicine you take and how often you take it depend on many factors, including the condition being treated and the age and weight of the patient. If you have any questions about the amount and/or frequency of the medicine you are taking, talk with your health care provider. Do not stop taking this medicine without checking with your health care provider. Patients with previous medical conditions should talk with their health care provider before taking this medicine. Do not take more medicine than prescribed unless advised to do so by your health care provider. Do not take any other over-the-counter or prescription medications without talking with your health care provider. If a dose is missed, take it as soon as possible. If several hours have passed or if it is nearing time for the next dose, do not double the dose to catch up, unless advised by your health care provider. If more than one dose is missed, contact your health care provider or pharmacist. For the prevention of cholera: Adults and children over 6 years of age should receive two doses of the vaccine at least one week apart and no more than 6 weeks apart. A single booster dose is given after two years. Children from 2 to 6 years of age should receive three doses, 1 to 6 weeks apart. A single booster dose is given after 6 months. For the prevention of travellers diarrhea: Adults and children 2 years of age and over should receive two doses, 1 to 6 weeks apart. A booster dose should be given every three months if there is continuing risk of infection. The vaccine must be taken by mouth, not injected. Avoid food and drink for one hour before and after taking the vaccine. To mix the vaccine: First dissolve the white granules (from the sachet) in a glass of water (approximately 150 mL or 5 oz.). Do not use juice or a carbonated beverage. Shake the vaccine liquid and add it to the glass. Mix well and drink as soon as possible after mixing (within 2 hours if stored at room temperature). For children aged 2 to 6 years, half of the water plus sodium hydrogen carbonate mixture should be thrown away before the vaccine liquid is added (the entire volume of the vaccine liquid should be added). Before mixing, the vaccine should be stored in the fridge. The vaccine may be stored at room temperature for up to two weeks on one occasion only. The sodium hydrogen carbonate sachet may be stored separately at room temperature if desired.Do not take this medicine if you are allergic to any ingredient in this medicine or to similar medications, if your child is less than 2 years of age, if you or your child has an acute illness, including those accompanied by feverBefore using this medicine, tell your health care provider about any of the following: if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding if you are taking any other prescription or nonprescription medicine if you have any other medical condition like heart disease, lung disease, impairment of kidney or liver functions.The vaccine must be taken by mouth, not injected. Avoid food and drink for one hour before and after taking the vaccine.Most severe: Difficulty breathing or swallowing, hives, itching, especially on soles of feet or palms of hands, reddening of skin, especially around ears, swelling of eyes, face, or inside of nose, unusual tiredness or weakness (sudden and severe)Most common: Abdominal pain, diarrheaOther: Fever, general feeling of discomfort or illness, headache, nausea, runny nose, vomiting

Indication:

This vaccine is used for prevention of cholera infections and travellers’ diarrhea in adults and children two years of age and older. It is recommended for people traveling to areas with a high risk of cholera or travellers’ diarrhea.

Storage:

Store at room temperature in a cool dry place, protect from heat and light. Keep all medicines out of the reach of children and pets.

General:

If you have any questions about your medicine, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider. This medicine is only to be used by the patient for whom it is prescribed. Do not give it to others. This information is advisory only. It does not contain all information about this medicine. If you have any questions about your medicine, ask your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider.

Precautions:

Before using this medicine, tell your health care provider about any of the following: if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding if you are taking any other prescription or nonprescription medicine if you have any other medical condition like heart disease, lung disease, impairment of kidney or liver functions.

Warnings:

The vaccine must be taken by mouth, not injected. Avoid food and drink for one hour before and after taking the vaccine.

Patient Family Info:

How much medicine you take and how often you take it depend on many factors, including the condition being treated and the age and weight of the patient. If you have any questions about the amount and/or frequency of the medicine you are taking, talk with your health care provider. Do not stop taking this medicine without checking with your health care provider. Patients with previous medical conditions should talk with their health care provider before taking this medicine. Do not take more medicine than prescribed unless advised to do so by your health care provider. Do not take any other over-the-counter or prescription medications without talking with your health care provider. If a dose is missed, take it as soon as possible. If several hours have passed or if it is nearing time for the next dose, do not double the dose to catch up, unless advised by your health care provider. If more than one dose is missed, contact your health care provider or pharmacist. For the prevention of c

Contra Indication:

Do not take this medicine if you are allergic to any ingredient in this medicine or to similar medications, if your child is less than 2 years of age, if you or your child has an acute illness, including those accompanied by fever

Severe Side Effects:

Most severe: Difficulty breathing or swallowing, hives, itching, especially on soles of feet or palms of hands, reddening of skin, especially around ears, swelling of eyes, face, or inside of nose, unusual tiredness or weakness (sudden and severe)

Common Side Effects:

Most common: Abdominal pain, diarrhea

Other Side Effects:

Fever, general feeling of discomfort or illness, headache, nausea, runny nose, vomiting

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Cholera

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Dukoral

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Vaccine

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Can Drug Store has provided information from third parties intended to increase awareness and does not contain all the information about Dukoral (Cholera). Talk to your doctor or a qualified medical practitioner for medical attention, advice, or if you have any concerns about Dukoral (Cholera).

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