Medication information

Dukoral liq. vaccine

This product is a vaccine that will help you develop an immunity to traveler's diarrhea and cholera. Even though you may not feel its effects, this medication takes effect after a few weeks.


The vaccine should be mixed with the sodium bicarbonate buffer which is supplied as effervescent granules. Dissolve the buffer in 150 mL of water between 2 and 27°C. Shake the vaccine vial and add to the bicarbonate buffer. Mix well and drink.

This medication should not be taken with food. It is best taken on an empty stomach, one hour before or after a meal.

Side effects

In addition to its desired action, this medication may cause some side effects, notably:

  • it may cause headaches;
  • it may cause diarrhea;
  • it may cause abdominal discomfort.

Each person may react differently to a treatment. If you think this medication may be causing side effects (including those described here, or others), talk to your doctor or pharmacist. He or she can help you to determine whether or not the medication is the source of the problem.


Keep this product in the refrigerator and do not allow it to freeze. Keep it out of reach of young children. Make sure that any leftover portion is disposed of safely.

General notes

It is important to tell the health professionals you consult:

  • if you have a history of any other medical condition, whether you smoke and for women, if you are or want to become pregnant or breastfeeding;
  • if you have allergies to any medications or any other allergies (e.g. to food, latex, etc.);
  • all medications you are taking, prescription and non-prescription, including vitamins and natural products and supplements.