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Synagis Uses

How Does It Work?

Synagis is a monoclonal antibody. Antibodies are proteins normally produced by the immune system that bind to harmful substances in the body, such as viruses and bacteria, and help the body fight them. Synagis binds to RSV and stops the virus from reproducing.
This drug is not a vaccine, however, and it does not prevent an RSV infection. Instead, it prevents an infection from becoming severe enough to cause serious problems. Each Synagis dosage works against RSV for 28 to 30 days. Therefore, a shot is needed each month protection against RSV is needed.

Is It Safe for Children to Use Synagis?

Synagis is only approved for use in infants and young children. It has been studied in children 24 months of age and younger.

Can Older Adults Use It?

Synagis is not approved for use in adults. At this time, it is only approved for use in children at high risk for RSV complications.

Off-Label Uses for Synagis

On occasion, healthcare providers may recommend medications for something other than the approved uses. This is called an "off-label" use. At this time, there are no well-accepted, off-label uses for Synagis.
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