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Dukoral


Vaccine against cholera and ETEC-diarrhoea

Oral suspension (vaccine) and effervescent granules (buffer)

The content of the drug
1. The vaccine, one dose (3 ml) contains
Vibrio cholerae O1 Inaba and Ogawa, classic and B1Tor-strains,approximately 1 x 10¹¹vibrios(heat/formalin inactivated), cholera toxin B subunit 1 mg, sodium dihydrogen
Phosphate, disodium hydrogen phosphate, sodium chloride, water.

2. Sodium hydrogen carbonate, one sachet (5,6 g) contains: Sodium hydrogen carbonate, citric acid, sodium carbonate (anhydrous), saccharin sodium, sodium, sodium citrate, raspberry flavour.

The vaccine is a whitish suspension in a single-dose glass vial. The sodium hydrogen carbonate is supplied as white effervescent granules with a raspberry flavour. It should be dissolved in a glass of water.
Each dose of vaccine is supplied with one sachet of sodium hydrogen carbonate.

How does the drug act?
The vaccine stimulates the immunological defence in gut and gives a protection against cholera and ETEC-diarrhoea. The ETEC-bacterium is one of the most common causes of “tourist-diarrhoea”. The ocurrence of ETEC varies a lot between different geographical areas.

Satisfactory protection against cholera and ETEC diarrhoea can be expected about one week after basic immunisation is concluded.

Indication
Protection against cholera and ETEC diarrhoea. The Vaccine is recommended for adults and
Children who will be visiting areas where the risk for cholera or ETEC-infection is great.

Dosage
Basic immunisation comprises 2 doses of vaccine for adults and children over the age of 6.
Children from 2 to 6 years of age should receive 3 doses. Doses are to be administered at intervals of at least 1 week.

Special warning
Vaccination should be postponed in case of acute illness.
Food and drink should be avoided 2 hours before and 1 hour after vaccination.

Pregnancy and lactation
The vaccine may be administered during pregnancy and to lactating women.

Storage
Keep refrigerated (+2 -8°C). Do not freeze.


Erstellt am 13.10.2014 - ©2002 DRTM/MTTS