Proper Use

Drug information provided by: Merative, Micromedex®

Make certain your health care professional knows if you are on any special diet, such as low-sodium or low-sugar diet.


The dose of this medicine will be different for different patients. Follow your doctor's orders or the directions on the label. The following information includes only the average doses of this medicine. If your dose is different, do not change it unless your doctor tells you to do so.

The amount of medicine that you take depends on the strength of the medicine. Also, the number of doses you take each day, the time allowed between doses, and the length of time you take the medicine depend on the medical problem for which you are using the medicine.

  • For injection dosage form:
    • For preventing respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection:
      • Adults and children 24 months of age and older—Use is not recommended.
      • Infants and children younger than 24 months of age—750 milligrams (mg) per kilogram (kg) (340.9 mg per pound) of body weight injected into a vein once a month for five months.