What are the possible side effects of palivizumab (Synagis)?
Get emergency medical help if your child has any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of the face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your doctor at once if your child has a serious side effect such as:
- high fever, ear pain or drainage, tugging at the ear;
- warmth or swelling of the ear;
- crying or fussiness, especially while lying down;
- change in sleeping patterns;
- poor feeding or loss of appetite;
- easy bruising or bleeding; or
- trouble breathing.
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What are the precautions when taking palivizumab (Synagis)?
Before using palivizumab, tell your child's doctor or pharmacist if your child is allergic to it; or to mouse proteins; or if your child 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.
Tell the doctor your child's medical history, especially of: bleeding/blood clotting problems (e.g., thrombocytopenia, coagulation disorder), recent heart bypass...
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