Generic Name : Antivenom Therapeutic Classification : Antivenom
International- Rattlesnake Antivenin. Why it is prescribed (Indications) :
This medication is an antitoxin, prescribed for the treatment of envenomation caused by bites of crotalids (pit vipers). When it is not to be taken (Contraindications): None.
Dosage & When it is to be taken :
IV- The recommended initial dose is 5 to 10 mL to infuse over a 3- to 5-minute period. How it should be taken :
It comes as a solution for injection to be administered by a healthcare provider into the vein. Warnings and Precautions :
* Caution needed for patient with allergy. Side Effects :
Flushing, itching, hives, swelling of the face, tongue, and throat, cough, difficulty in breathing, cyanosis, vomiting and collapse.
* Avoid excess dosage. Storage Conditions :
Store original, unused (not reconstituted) vials at temperatures not exceeding 98°F (37°C) -Do not freeze.
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