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Dr. Milroy Samuel
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Palivizumab (Overview)

Palivizumab is an antiparasite agent which is a kind of antibiotic and antimicrobial.


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Why do palivizumab injections cost so much?

Why do palivizumab injections cost so much?

An antibody for RSV: Synagis (palivizumab) is a medication that is made of antibodies to a virus called rsv. Making a pure solution of such a molecule is very complex and costly. A shot of synagis (palivizumab) gives the recipient instant but partial protection from the worst severity of RSV infection, for young infants and so is used in prematures and infants with lung diseases. ...Read more

Dr. Milroy Samuel
5 doctors shared insights

Palivizumab (Overview)

Palivizumab is an antiparasite agent which is a kind of antibiotic and antimicrobial.


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Why do palivizumab injections cost so much?

An antibody for RSV: Synagis (palivizumab) is a medication that is made of antibodies to a virus called rsv. Making a pure solution of such a molecule is very complex and costly. A shot of synagis (palivizumab) gives the recipient instant but partial protection from the worst severity of RSV infection, for young infants and so is used in prematures and infants with lung diseases. ...Read more

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Does anyone know about synagis (palivizumab)?

Does anyone know about synagis (palivizumab)?

An antibody for RSV: Synagis (palivizumab) is a medication that is made of antibodies to a virus called rsv. Rsv causes very intense colds, pneumonias, and ear infections, and is especially dangerous for young premature infants. A shot of synagis (palivizumab) gives the recipient instant protection from the worst severity of RSV infection, for young infants and so is used in prematures and infants with lung diseases. ...Read more

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Why are synagis (palivizumab) injections expensive, and are they really that helpful?

Why are synagis (palivizumab) injections expensive, and are they really that helpful?

An antibody for RSV: Synagis (palivizumab) is a medication that is made of antibodies to a virus called rsv. Making a pure solution of such a molecule is very complex and costly. A shot of synagis (palivizumab) gives the recipient instant but partial protection from the worst severity of RSV infection, for young infants and so is used in prematures and infants with lung diseases. ...Read more

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In Florida there is no synagis (palivizumab) season it's recommended for the whole first year. She is 4 months 10 pounds. Do u think she needs 4 more shots?

In Florida there is no synagis (palivizumab) season it's recommended for the whole first year. She is 4 months 10 pounds. Do u think she needs 4 more shots?

It depends: Your ex-premie Synagis (palivizumab) schedule depends on many factors. Intants with bronchopulmonary dysplasia or congenital heart disease will have very specific requirements. Because Florida is semi-tropical, many respiratory illnesses such as RSV and influenza have year round prevalence. Your pediatric pulmonologist should be well versed and reliable on current recommendations for your state. ...Read more

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Baby has 2 month appt Friday for checkup/shots. What can I expect after shots with his behavior/possible reactions? He also has TOF so getting Synagis (palivizumab)

Baby has 2 month appt Friday for checkup/shots. What can I expect after shots with his behavior/possible reactions? He also has TOF so getting Synagis (palivizumab)

Reactions..: The most common side effects with immunizations are fever and irritability which should normally last no more than a few hours and the fever should not be high( more than 102).Severe allergy(anaphylaxis) could happen but very uncommon.However it is certainly more common and risky to contract illnesses if not vaccinated, especially with his condition.Make sure you also discuss with his dr. ...Read more

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What is benefit of Synagis (palivizumab) for baby with TOF pre repair surgery?hes 3 months old pink tet no other issues. Is it necessary at this point in RSV season

What is benefit of Synagis (palivizumab) for baby with TOF pre repair surgery?hes 3 months old pink tet no other issues. Is it necessary at this point in RSV season

Important question: A 3 month old TOF patient could develop life threatening bronchiolitis due to RSV and even if it was mild, would make the kid unsuitable for surgery for a significant period afterward.Treated infants can still get RSV but it would be mild. If you can get it approved, its a no brainer to me. I've watched far too many infants struggle with this disease over several decades. ...Read more

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Is anyone familiar with the vaccine used for premature infants called synagis (palivizumab)?

Is anyone familiar with the vaccine used for premature infants called synagis (palivizumab)?

Synagis (palivizumab) vaccine: Synagis (palivizumab) is the vaccine given to new born pre term babies to prevent RSV disease, which can be fatal in small and pre term babies. ...Read more

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Am I dying?

Am I dying?

We all are: A 3-word question with no details... well, life is short on Earth, regardless of whether a person lives 3 days, 3000 days, or 30,000 days. It is not length of one's life that matters, but the quality of the life lived. The goal is not to live a long life, but to live a good life. Even if a person makes it all the way to age 82, that's only 30,000 days. ...Read more

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I have cold?

I have cold?

Symptoms?: The most common symptoms of a cold are sneezing, running nose, congestion and scratchy throat. Additional symptoms can be coughing, headaches, mucus dripping down the back of the throat, loss of appetite and fever (in children). ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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Synagis (Definition)

Synagis is an antiparasite agent which is a kind ...Read more