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Synagis Injection

If you have an infant or young child who has a high risk for developing potentially serious complications with respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), a healthcare provider may prescribe monthly injections of Synagis® (palivizumab). This medicine does not prevent RSV, but it can help to prevent the infection from becoming severe enough to cause serious problems.
 
Synagis injections are normally given into the thigh muscle once a month during RSV season, which is usually from November to April. You may be taught how to give this medicine at home. If so, make sure you fully understand how to give the injections before doing so.
 
(For more information on these injections, click Synagis. This full-length article describes when this medicine is prescribed, how it works, and potential side effects.)
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