What is RespiGam used for?

What is RespiGam used for?

Uses for Respigam RSV-IGIV is used to prevent infection caused by respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). RSV-IGIV works by giving your body the antibodies it needs to protect it against RSV infection.

What does RSV look like in adults?

In adults and older children, RSV usually causes mild cold-like signs and symptoms. These may include: Congested or runny nose. Dry cough.

What is Synagis?

SYNAGIS [si-nah-jis] helps protect babies from RSV through virus-fighting antibodies. SYNAGIS is not a vaccine—it’s an injection given once a month throughout RSV season, which usually starts in the fall and continues into spring. The exact timing of RSV varies by location.

Who produces ribavirin?

The patent for ribavirin in the United States expired in September of 2001, which opened the door for generic ribavirin. Its production and sale emerged in 2005, with three main companies sharing the cake – Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, Sandoz and Warrick Pharmaceuticals (which is a generic arm of Schering-Plough).

Is RSV the same as covid19?

The flu, COVID-19, and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) are all highly contagious respiratory infections caused by viruses: The flu by influenza virus, COVID-19 by SARS-CoV-2 virus, and RSV by respiratory syncytial virus. It is possible for a person to be infected with multiple viruses at the same time.

Can you get RSV and Covid at the same time?

Young children, especially those younger than 2, are at a greater risk of complications if they get both at once. Since RSV and COVID share similar symptoms, the easiest way to be certain what’s causing a cough or fever is to ask your Three Rivers Health pediatrician to test your child for both viruses.

How do you use Respigam solution?

How to use Respigam Solution. This medication is given by injection into a vein by a health care professional. Dosage is based on your child’s weight, medical condition, and response to treatment. The health care professional will start the medication slowly while monitoring your child closely.

What are the side effects of Respigam?

Possible side effects of RespiGam: All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome: Fever; irritation at injection site; vomiting; wheezing.

How long does Respigam work?

RespiGam is an immune globulin. It works by temporarily increasing the body’s immunity to the virus. The medicine begins to work quickly but only lasts a short period of time (1 week to 3 months). Do NOT use RespiGam if:

Can you take Respigam while pregnant or breastfeeding?

PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: It is unknown if RespiGam can cause harm to the fetus. If you become pregnant while taking RespiGam, discuss with your doctor the benefits and risks of using RespiGam during pregnancy. It is unknown if RespiGam is excreted in breast milk.