Generic Name(s): palivizumab
Drug Class: Monoclonal Antibodies
Treats: Respiratory Syncytial Virus (Rsv)
Synagis is a man made antibody that is used to treat respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), a serious illness in children. Synagis works by hindering the actions of RSV.
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Synagis is an antibody for young children that can prevent respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). Synagis helps keep the RSV cells from multiplying before they can do any serious damage to the lungs.
Below you will find the different types of conditions that can be treated by using Synagis:
- Respiratory Syncytial Virus
Synagis dosage is completely dependent on the individual that takes it, as it can be used for a variety of conditions. Note that the amount of Synagis you take also depends on the age of the individual. In addition to that the amount of Synagis you take also depends on the strength of each injection. Note that Synagis also depends on the type of condition you are treating.
Synagis dosage to prevent RSV
- For adults, usage is not recommended.
- For children, the dosage is based on the patient's body weight. However usually the dosage is 15mg per kg of the person's weight. This dosage is to be injected monthly by intramuscular injection.
Synagis Side Effects
Synagis, like any other drug, comes with its collection of side effects that vary with each individual who uses it. If you experience any severe side effects, consult with your doctor or medical professional immediately.
Common Synagis Side Effects
- Low fever
- Cold-like symptoms
- Pain or redness around area where shot was administered
Consult with your doctor if you experience any of the following side effects:
- High fever
- Ear pain
- Warmth or swelling of ear
- Crying or fussiness
- Change in sleeping patterns
- Loss of appetite
- Trouble breathing
Like any medication, Synagis may be affected by other drugs and substances. In many cases Synagis should not be combined with other medications unless approved by a physician. Consult your physician before taking any new medication even if it is merely an over the counter drug, vitamin, or herbal substance.