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Respiratory syncytial virus vaccine

Generic name: respiratory syncytial virus vaccine

Brand name: Abrysvo.
Dosage form: intramuscular injection (preservative-free 60 mcg)
Drug class: viral vaccines

What is Respiratory syncytial virus vaccine?

Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) can be the most frequently occurring cause of respiratory diseases. The virus is highly infectious and typically affects the airways and lungs. In most cases, the infection may feel like a typical cold. However, for a few individuals, the virus could be life-threatening.The Respiratory Syncytial Virus vaccination is administered to stop lung diseases caused by respiratory syncytial viruses in people who are at least 60 years old.The Respiratory Syncytial Virus vaccine is also utilized by pregnant women to protect babies from the time of birth until 6 months of age.Like all vaccines like any other, the respiratory syncytial Virus vaccine is not guaranteed to protect against all diseases.

Side effects of Respiratory syncytial virus vaccine

See a doctor immediately. Get medical attention immediately if you notice symptoms that indicate an allergic reaction, such as difficulty breathing, hives, and swelling of your lips, face, and tongue.

The respiratory syncytial virus vaccine may cause serious side effects.See your physician immediately if you have:

  • Symptoms of Guillain-Barre syndrome: numbness, discomfort, tingling, weakness, and burning sensations, as well as hearing or vision issues. Trouble breathing.

Common adverse effects of the respiratory syncytial virus vaccine could be:

  • Tiredness;
  • Nausea;
  • Headache;
  • Muscle pain;
  • Discomfort after the injection.

This isn't a complete list of all the side effects. Other side effects could occur. See your doctor for medical advice regarding adverse reactions. It is possible to report any negative reactions immediately at Health and Human Services at 1-800-822-7967. US Department of Health and Human Services by dialing 1-800-822-7967

Similar/related drugs

Are Vy, Abrysvo, ribavirin, Beyonce, nirsevimab, rsv vaccine, pref. a-pref. Recombinant


The risk of contracting respiratory syncytial virus is more harmful for your health than getting this vaccine.It is not recommended to receive a second shot of the vaccine in case you experienced an allergy that was life-threatening following the first dose.Inform your doctor if you take other medications or suffer from allergies or medical conditions that are not related.

Before you take this drug

It is not recommended that you take this vaccine if you have ever experienced an allergy to any of the components in it.Inform your doctor or vaccine provider if you suffer from an insufficient immune system (caused by illness or taking certain medicines).The use of the respiratory syncytial virus vaccination could cause preterm labor if it is administered before the 32-week mark of gestation.Inform your doctor if you are nursing or pregnant.If you're expecting and you are a registered mother, your name could be added to an official registry of pregnancy to track the effects of the respiratory syncytial virus vaccination on your baby.

How to take Respiratory syncytial virus vaccine?

The vaccine is given by injecting a shot into the muscle. A doctor will administer the injection.A flinch could occur. Take care to stay away from getting injured or falling.

Details on dosage

Normal Adult Dosage of Respiratory Synchronytial Viral

The recommended dose is 0.5 mg intramuscularly in one dose.
Use: To prevent active vaccination of pregnant women from 32 to 36 weeks gestational age to prevent lower respiratory tract diseases (LRTD) as well as serious LRTD that is caused by the respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) for babies from birth up to 6 months old, as well as for active vaccination to prevent LRTD that is caused by RSV in people aged 60 and older.

What happens if I miss the dose?

Since the vaccine is given as a single injection, it is unlikely to be on a regular dosing schedule.

What happens if I overdose?

A dose of the vaccine that is too high is not likely to occur.

What should be avoided?

Follow the advice of your doctor regarding any restrictions on food or beverages.

Interaction with other drug

Before you receive this vaccine, inform your doctor about any other vaccines that you've recently received.Other medications could influence this vaccine, such as prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Discuss with your physician all the other medicines you are taking.