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Synagis Recommendations

The dosing recommendations for Synagis® (palivizumab) call for one injection to be given once a month to help prevent serious complications caused by respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). The specific amount will depend on your child's weight. The injections are given once a month during the RSV season, which is usually November to April.
This medication does not prevent an RSV infection, but it can help prevent the infection from becoming severe enough to cause serious complications. This drug is typically used in children age 24 months and younger who have a high risk for developing dangerous RSV infections. This includes children who:
  • Were born prematurely
  • Have chronic lung disease
  • Have certain types of congenital heart disease.
(For more recommendations, click Synagis Uses and Synagis Dosage. These articles take a closer look at how this medication works, when it is used, and specific dosing instructions.)
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