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Drug ID: 1d00000112

Drug Name: Antivenom

Generic Names: Rattlesnake Antivenin

Category: Antivenom

Legal Status: Non Opioid Prescription only drug

OTC: No

Indication for Mother: Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.

Recommended Dose: The recommended initial dose is 5 to 10 mL to infuse over a 3- to 5-minute period.

Recommended In: This medication is an antitoxin, prescribed for the treatment of envenomation caused by bites of crotalids (pit vipers).

Directions For Use: It comes as a solution for injection to be administered by a healthcare provider into the vein.

Storage: Store original, unused (not reconstituted) vials at temperatures not exceeding 98F (37C) -Do not freeze.

Dosage Forms: Intravenous injection

Side Effects: Flushing, itching, hives, swelling of the face, tongue, and throat, cough, difficulty in breathing, cyanosis, vomiting and collapse.

In Case of Overdose: No information available yet.

Avoid If: Caution needed for patient with allergy.

Drug Interaction: Therapy with beta-adrenergic blockers, including cardioselective agents, has been associated with an increased severity of acute anaphylaxis.

Anaphylaxis may be prolonged and resistant to conventional treatment in patients receiving beta-adrenergic blockers. The pharmacotherapeutic actions of epinephrine and other adrenergic agents may be altered, and larger than usual doses may be required.



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