Scorpion venom antisera


Concise Prescribing Info
Indications/Uses
Envenomation caused by scorpion bites.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Adult : IV Initiate as soon as possible after scorpion sting. Initial: 3 vials; may administer additional vials at 1-vial increments every 30 to 60 minutes as needed.
Dosage Details
Intravenous
Envenomation caused by scorpion bites
Adult: Initiate treatment as soon as possible after scorpion sting. Initially, 3 vials; may administer additional vials at 1-vial increments every 30 to 60 minutes as needed.
Child: Same as adult dose.
Special Precautions
Antivenom is usually used in conjunction with supportive treatment for cardiotoxic effects e.g. α-blockers, calcium-channel blockers and ACE inhibitors. Sensitivity testing should be carried out prior to admin of antisera; ensure availability of adrenaline and resuscitation equipment.
Adverse Reactions
Anaphylaxis may occur, with hypotension, dyspnoea, urticaria and shock.
Action
Description: The use of a scorpion venom antiserum appropriate for the species of scorpion can prevent or reduce symptoms after bites. It should be given with the least possible delay; other general supportive measures and symptomatic treatment are also required.
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