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Generic name: Antivenom (Centruroides scorpion) [AN-teeVENm]
Drug class: antioxidants and antitoxins

What is Anascorp?

Anascorp is an anti-inflammatory drug used to treat someone who has been bitten by a scorpion.Anascorp is available in the form of a powder that is contained in a one-use injection vial. The contents of the vial are mixed together with five millilitres of normal saline, which is then given via IV infusion over 10 minutes.


If you get Anascorp in an emergency situation, ensure that any doctor who follows up knows that you were given this medication.If you can, before receiving Anascorp, inform your doctor that you are allergic to horses or if you're breastfeeding or pregnant.In an emergency, it might not be feasible until you receive treatment to inform the medical personnel you trust about your medical conditions or if you're breastfeeding or pregnant. It is important that the doctor who will care for you in the future knows you've taken this medication.You will be closely monitored following the administration of Anascorp to ensure the medication is helping with your medical condition. You might need additional doses.A few of the symptoms of a reaction to Anascorp can occur as early as two weeks after receiving this medicine.Your doctor will examine your progress during your follow-up visit.Make sure not to miss any appointments! Make sure not to be late!Be sure that any doctor who follows up is aware of the medicine you took.

Before you take this drug

Anascorp is made of horse plasma. It could also contain viruses or other infectious agents. Plasma donated to the clinic is examined and treated to decrease the risk of contamination, but there's the possibility that it may carry diseases. Discuss any concerns with your physician.It isn't known if Anascorp could harm an unborn child. Inform your doctor if you are expecting. It's not clear if Centruroides scorpion antivenom gets into breast milk or whether it is harmful to the nursing infant. Consult your physician if you are nursing babies. In an emergency, it might not be feasible until you receive Anascorp to inform your family members if you're nursing or pregnant. Be sure that any doctor who cares for the baby or your pregnant mother is aware that you've taken the medication.

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How to take Anascorp?

Anascorp should be received immediately as soon as you notice the first symptoms of a scorpion's attack (such as slurred or erratic speech, an increase in consumption of saliva, vomiting, feeling tired, abnormal eye movements, or the loss of muscle control).Anascorp can be injected into veins by a doctor.Anascorp needs to be given 10 minutes.You will be monitored for as long as 60 minutes to make sure that you do not suffer from an allergic reaction.You might need to take additional doses every 30 to 60 minutes.Your doctor will examine your progress during your follow-up visit.

Details on dosage

Usual Adult Dose for Venomous Scorpion Bite:

Initial dosing schedule: Three vials administered intravenously over 10 minutes.If needed following the first dosing: one vial IV for 10 minutes, and every 30 to 60 minutes.
Start as soon as you can following a scorpion sting for those who show clinically significant symptoms that indicate envenomation (e.g. losing eye muscle control, irregular or roving movements, slurred speech, breathing difficulties, excessive salivation, and frothing at the mouth, vomiting).
Be sure to monitor the patient's condition throughout and until 60 minutes after the infusion to determine whether any clinically important envenomation signs disappear.

Usual Paediatric Dose for Venomous Scorpion Bite:

Initial dose: Three vials administered intravenously over 10 minutes.If needed following the first dosing: one vial IV for 10 minutes, and every 30 to 60 minutes
Begin as soon as is possible after a scorpion sting, especially in patients who have clinically significant signs in the presence of an envenomation (e.g. losing muscle control, abnormal eye movements, slurred speech, hypersalivation, respiratory distress, and frothing at the mouth, vomiting).
Monitor the patient closely throughout and up to 60 minutes following an infusion to see whether any clinically significant envenomation signs disappear.

What happens if I miss the dose?

Because Anascorp is administered by a medical professional in an emergency situation, it is unlikely that you will miss the dose.

What happens if I overdose?

Because Anascorp is prescribed by a medical specialist in an emergency setting, it is highly unlikely for an overdose to occur. If an overdose does occur, the patient would be in a medical facility, and the overdose could be dealt with quickly.

What should be avoided?

Follow the doctor's advice regarding any limitations on foods, drinks, or activities.

Side effects of Anascorp

See a doctor immediately. Get medical attention immediately if you show symptoms that indicate an allergy reaction with Anascorp: hives, breathing difficulties, or swelling of your lips, face, and throat.Contact your doctor immediately. If you are suffering from an increase in temperature, swelling of the glands or muscles, and joint pain (which can occur for up to two weeks after the injection),

Some common side effects of Anascorp include:

  • Nausea, vomiting;
  • Fever;
  • Itching, rash,
  • Muscle pain when the medication was injected.

This isn't an exhaustive list of possible side effects, and others could happen. Consult your physician for advice regarding medical effects. You can report any adverse reactions to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Interaction with other drugs

Other medications can interfere when used in combination with Centruroides scorpion antivenom. This includes medications that are prescribed and available over the counter, vitamins, and herbal products.Inform your physician of any additional medicines you are taking.