respiratory syncytial virus immune globulin,human (rsv-igiv)-inj, Respigam (cont.)
PRECAUTIONS: Before receiving RSV-IGIV, tell your child's doctor or pharmacist if he or she is allergic to it; or to other human immunoglobulin preparations; or if he or she has any other allergies.Before your child receives this medication, tell the doctor or pharmacist his or her medical history, especially of: a certain immune system problem (IgA deficiency), a certain blood problem (paraproteinemia), kidney disease, diabetes, too much/little body water (e.g., swelling of arms/legs, dehydration), a serious blood infection (sepsis), heart disease.While your child is receiving this medication and for 10 months afterward, this medication may prevent a good response to live virus vaccines (e.g., measles, mumps, rubella). Consult the doctor for more details, and discuss any planned immunizations/vaccinations.During pregnancy, this medication should be used only when clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.It is not known whether this drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
DRUG INTERACTIONS: The doctor or pharmacist may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring your child for them. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with the doctor or pharmacist first.Before your child receives this medication, tell the doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription/herbal products your child may use, especially of: drugs that may harm the kidneys (e.g., aminoglycosides such as gentamicin).This document does not contain all possible interactions. Therefore, before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all the products you use. Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share the list with your doctor and pharmacist.
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