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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. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.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.Tell the doctor of any recent or planned immunizations/vaccinations. This medication may prevent a good response to certain live viral vaccines (such as measles, mumps, rubella, varicella). If your child has recently received any of these vaccines, the doctor may have your child tested for a response or have your child vaccinated again later. If your child plans on getting any of these vaccines, the doctor will decide on the best time to receive them so your child gets a good response.Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products).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: Drug interactions may change how your child's medications work or increase your child's risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain all possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products your child uses (including prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your child's doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without your doctor's approval.Some products that may interact with this drug include: drugs that may harm the kidneys (e.g., aminoglycosides such as gentamicin).

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/16/2014


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