Preventing serious lower respiratory tract infection caused by respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) in children at high risk of RSV disease.
Synagis is a monoclonal antibody. It works by preventing RSV from reproducing.
Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.
Some medical conditions may interact with Synagis . Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:
Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Synagis . However, no specific interactions with Synagis are known at this time.
This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Synagis may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.
Use Synagis as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Synagis .
All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:
Cough; diarrhea; mild fever; minor pain, redness, swelling, or warmth at the injection site; runny or stuffy nose; upset stomach; vomiting.Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing or swallowing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue; unusual hoarseness; muscle weakness or limpness); blue lips or skin (including under the fingernails); ear pain or discharge; fever; irregular heartbeat; stomach pain; unusual bruising or bleeding; wheezing.
This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.
Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center (http://www.aapcc.org), or emergency room immediately.Proper storage of Synagis :
Synagis is usually handled and stored by a health care provider. If you are using Synagis at home, store Synagis as directed by your pharmacist or health care provider. Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep Synagis out of the reach of children and away from pets.
This information is a summary only. It does not contain all information about Synagis . If you have questions about the medicine you are taking or would like more information, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.