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Synagis

What is Synagis

Synagis is a man-made antibody to respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), a virus that can cause serious illness in children. Synagis inhibits the actions of RSV and helps to prevent the disease.

Synagis is used to prevent serious lower respiratory tract (lung) disease caused by respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) in children at high risk of RSV disease.

Synagis may also be used for purposes other than those listed here.

General medical information about Synagis

Synagis is usually administered once a month during the RSV season. Your healthcare provider will give you detailed instructions on when the shot will be administered.

What you should find out before taking Synagis

Do not take Synagis without first talking to your doctor if you have
- a bleeding or blood clotting disorder; or
- a low level of platelets in the blood.

You may not be able to use Synagis, or you may require a dosage adjustment or special monitoring during treatment.

RSV IG is in the FDA pregnancy category C. This means that it is not known whether it will be harmful to an unborn baby. Do not use Synagis without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant or could become pregnant during treatment.

It is not known whether Synagis passes into breast milk. Do not use Synagis without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.

How should take Synagis

Synagis will be administered by intramuscular (into the muscle) injection by a healthcare provider. If Synagis is being administered at home, your healthcare provider will give you instructions for administration.

Synagis is usually administered once a month during the RSV season. Your healthcare provider will give you detailed instructions on when the shot will be administered.

Your healthcare provider will store Synagis as directed by the manufacturer. If Synagis is being stored at home, your healthcare provider will give you storage instructions.

If you miss a dose:

Contact your healthcare provider if a dose of Synagis is missed.

What happens if you overdose:

Seek emergency medical attention if an overdose of Synagis is suspected. No information is available regarding an overdose of Synagis.

Avoid while taking Synagis

There are no restrictions on food, beverages, or activity during treatment with Synagis.

Possible side effects of Synagis

Seek emergency medical attention or notify the doctor immediately if a rare but serious allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of the throat; swelling of the lips, tongue, or face; or hives) to Synagis is experienced.

Other less serious side effects may also occur. Talk to your doctor if any of the following occur:
- rash;
- pain, redness, or swelling at the injection site;
- fever; or
- vomiting or diarrhea.

Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome.

What other drugs will affect Synagis

It is not known whether other medications will interact with Synagis. Talk to your doctor and pharmacist before taking any prescription or over-the-counter medicines, including herbal products during treatment with Synagis.

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