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General Information on Palivizumab

Generic Name : Palivizumab

Pronunciation : pal-i-VIZ-u-mab

Latest prescription information about Palivizumab. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y43.4 | Therapeutic Classification : Monoclonal antibodies

Trade Names/Brand Names of Palivizumab

International- Synagis.

Why is Palivizumab Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a monoclonal antibody, prescribed for respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) disease in pediatric patients. 

When should Palivizumab not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Palivizumab?

Adult- IM- The recommended dose is 15 mg/kg of body weight.

How should Palivizumab be taken?

It comes as a solution for injection to be administered by a healthcare provider into a large muscle.

What are the warnings and precautions for Palivizumab?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of bleeding disorder or low platelet count, heart surgery, who are taking anticoagulants, any allergy, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

What are the side effects of Palivizumab?

   Most Common : Respiratory tract infection, ear infection, fever, nose inflammation, rash, diarrhea, cough, vomiting, stomach flu, and wheezing.

What are the other precautions for Palivizumab?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Palivizumab?

Store it in refrigerator (2 to 8C) and in an airtight container. Do not freeze it.

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