Important Information for Your Healthcare ProviderYou should talk with your healthcare provider prior to using this medication if you have:
- A bleeding or clotting disorder
- Low blood platelet counts
- Plans to have heart surgery
- Any allergies, including to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Synagis and Pregnancy)
- Breastfeeding (see Synagis and Breastfeeding).
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Precautions and Warnings With Palivizumab to learn more, including information on who should not use the drug.)
Dosing Information for PalivizumabThe dose of palivizumab your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on your weight. As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
(Click Palivizumab Dosage for more information.)
Drug InteractionsPalivizumab may react with a few other medicines (see Drug Interactions With Palivizumab).
What If I Overdose on This Medicine?It is not entirely clear what to expect from an overdose with this medicine. Seek immediate medical attention if you believe you may have received too much palivizumab.
(Click Synagis Overdose for more information.)