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Active ingredients: palivizumab
What it is used for
Synagis (palivizumab) is indicated for the prevention of serious lower respiratory tract disease caused by respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) in children at high risk of RSV disease. Safety and efficacy were established in children with bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD), infants with a history of prematurity (gestational age less than or equal to 35 weeks at birth) and children with haemodynamically significant congenital heart disease (CHD). (See Clinical Trials).
How to take it
The way to take this medicine is: Intramuscular. This medicine is given through a needle inserted into the muscle beneath the skin.
- Store at 2 to 8 degrees Celsius
- Store in Original Container
- Shelf lifetime is 3 Years.
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Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.
Clear or slightly opalescent, sterile solution.
Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is
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Reporting side effects
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You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems