respiratory syncytial virus immune globulin,human (rsv-igiv)-inj, Respigam
GENERIC NAME: RESPIRATORY SYNCYTIAL VIRUS IMMUNE GLOBULIN,HUMAN (RSV-IGIV)-INJ (res-PIR-a-tor-ee SIN-sish-al VYE-rus i-MUNE-GLOB-ue-lin)
BRAND NAME(S): Respigam
USES: This medication is used in infants who have lung disease (e.g., bronchopulmonary dysplasia) or who were born prematurely. It is used to prevent severe lung infections caused by a certain virus (RSV). This medication is made from healthy human blood that has a high level of certain defensive substances (antibodies). These antibodies help the body to fight infections caused by RSV. Using this medication has been shown to reduce the severity of the RSV infection, thereby reducing the number and length of hospital stays caused by RSV.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/16/2014
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