Synagis Drug Interactions

When abciximab or belimumab is used in combination with Synagis, drug interactions could occur. As a result, your risk for certain problems, such as allergic reactions, infections, or low blood cell counts, can increase. To help ensure a safe treatment, your child's healthcare provider needs to know about any other products your child is taking (including vitamins and herbal supplements) before starting Synagis treatment.

An Overview of Interactions With Synagis

Synagis® (palivizumab) may react with a few other medications. Some of the drugs that can lead to interactions with Synagis include other monoclonal antibodies, such as:
 
 

Synagis Drug Interactions Explained

The following sections explain in detail the potentially negative interactions that can occur when Synagis is combined with any of the drugs listed above.
 
Abciximab
If you have received abciximab in the past, you may have developed antibodies to the medication. These antibodies could increase your chance of having an allergic reaction to Synagis or other monoclonal antibody medications.
 
Belimumab
Using Synagis with belimumab may increase your risk for side effects, such as infection or low blood cell counts. Talk to your healthcare provider before using these medicines together.
 

Final Thoughts

It is possible that not all drug interactions with Synagis were discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your pharmacist or healthcare provider about the specific interactions that may apply to you.
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