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Respigam



USES: This medication is used to prevent lung infection caused by a virus (RSV) in infants and children at risk.

 
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Respigam

Uses
This medication is used to prevent lung infection caused by a virus (RSV) in infants and children at risk.
Notes
  • Do not share this medication with others.
  • Laboratory and/or medical tests may be performed to monitor for side effects or response to treatment.

Storage
  • Store in a refrigerator between 35.6 and 46.4 degrees F (2 - 8 degrees C) away from light and moisture.
  • Do not freeze.
  • After puncturing the vial, begin administration of the product within 6 hours and complete administration within 12 hours.
  • Discard any unused portion of the vial.


How To Use
  • HOW TO USE THIS MEDICATION: This medication is administered by vein (IV), once a month during RSV season (generally November through April).
  • Do not shake vial.
  • Avoid foaming of the liquid.
  • The dose is based on weight.
  • Follow all instructions for proper administration.
  • Consult your pharmacist.
  • Check visually for particles or discoloration before use.
  • If present, do not use the liquid.

Side Effects
  • Fever, nausea/vomiting, and pain/redness at the injection site may occur.
  • If these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor.
  • Unlikely but report promptly fast or irregular pulse, swelling, abdominal pain, diarrhea, flushing or muscle/joint pain.
  • Very unlikely but report promptly changes in skin appearance, severe headache, unusual drowsiness, eye pain, vision changes or muscle stiffness.
  • In the unlikely event you have an allergic reaction to this drug, seek immediate medical attention.
  • Symptoms of an allergic reaction include rash, itching, swelling, dizziness or trouble breathing.
  • If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions
  • Tell your doctor your medical history, including any allergies, immune system problems (such as IgA deficiency), swelling (fluid retention/edema), heart disease or lung disease.
  • This medication is obtained from human plasma.
  • There is a very small risk of infection transmission.
  • Consult your doctor.
  • This medication should be used only when clearly needed during pregnancy.
  • Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
  • It is not known whether this drug is excreted into breast milk.
  • Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Missed Dose
  • If the dose is missed, contact your doctor immediately to establish a new dosing schedule.

Drug Interactions
  • Tell your doctor of all nonprescription and prescription medication you may use, especially vaccines (live virus type).
  • Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

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