Rotarix

Rotavirus vaccine

Ingredients:

Active ingredients:

Live attenuated rotavirus

Inactive ingredients:

Growth agents: ingredients that help the active ingredients grow in order to make the vaccine

Carbohydrates: normally used as stabilizers in vaccines

Other Stabilizers:

Relevant Terms

  • Attenuated: The pathogen is weakened but not completely inactivated. Attenuated pathogens are too weak to cause disease in almost all people. 

  • Carbohydrates: another name for sugars

  • Carcinogen: a substance that causes cancer