Snake venom antisera


Concise Prescribing Info
Indications/Uses
Envenomation caused by snake bites.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Adult : IV Use as directed. Generally, the amount of antivenom used and rate of delivery depends on the severity of signs and symptoms of envenomation and tolerance to the antivenom.
Dosage Details
Intravenous
Envenomation caused by snake bites
Adult: Dosing regimen depends on the type of snake bites and product used. Generally, the amount of antivenom used and rate of delivery depends on the severity of signs and symptoms of envenomation and tolerance to the antivenom.
Contraindications
Not to be used as a prophylactic measure in asymptomatic patients.
Special Precautions
Proper skin test should be done prior to parenteral admin of the antivenom to identify risk of anaphylaxis.
Adverse Reactions
Allergic reactions. Apprehension, flushing, itching, urticaria, cough, dyspnoea, hypotension, vomiting, cyanosis and oedema of the face, tongue and throat.
Potentially Fatal: Anaphylaxis.
Drug Interactions
Risk of increased severity of acute anaphylaxis when used with β-adrenergic blockers.
Potentially Fatal: Not to be used with morphine or narcotics that can cause respiratory depression.
Action
Description: Snake venom antiserum is a sterile preparation containing antitoxin globulins and their derivatives. It is the only specific treatment for venomous snake bites.
Storage
Store original vials between 2-8°C.
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