Synagis

(palivizumab)

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Stops children from getting Respiratory Syncytial Virus.

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Our bottom line

Synagis (palivizumab) is the only medicine that prevents Respiratory Syncytial Virus infection in high risk children.

Quick facts about Synagis
  • Drug class: Infection
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: No lower cost generic available
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Upsides

  • Effective in prevention of serious lung disease caused by RSV in patients at risk for severe RSV infection.
  • Only a monthly injection for 5 months is required yearly until the child is greater than 2 years old.

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Downsides

  • Synagis (palivizumab) is only used for prevention and not treatment of RSV infections.
  • Safety and effectiveness of Synagis (palivizumab) has only been shown in children up to 2 years of age.
  • Synagis (palivizumab) is a monthly injection in the thigh for up to 5 shots during RSV season.
  • Can cause rash and fever.
  • Can rarely cause serious allergic reactions (difficulty breathing, swelling of lips and face, rash, itching, low blood pressure) and lower platelet count.

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How it works

Synagis (palivizumab) is not a vaccine but an injection of antibodies that prevents infection with Respiratory Syncytial Virus.

Quick facts about Synagis
  • Drug class: Infection
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: No lower cost generic available

Used for

  • Prevention of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection

Dosage forms

  • Injection
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What to expect when you take Synagis (palivizumab) for Prevention of RSV infection

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Side effect rates for Synagis (palivizumab)

From 2782 clinical trials of Synagis when taken for prevention of rsv infection
  • Fever
  • Rash

Risks and Warnings for Synagis (palivizumab)

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  • Rarely, children getting Synagis (palivizumab) can have a serious allergic reaction including hives, itching, sudden drop in blood pressure, trouble breathing, and swelling of the face and throat. Synagis (palivizumab) is usually given in a clinic or the hospital so nurses and doctors will be able to respond.