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Anavip (equine)

Generical name: antivenin (Crotalidae) polyvalent (AN tye VEN (kroe TAL I DEE) POLE ee VAY loan)
Brand names: Anavip (equine), Anavip, CroFab
Class of drugs: antitoxins and antivenins

What is Anavip (equine)?

Crotalidae antivenin can be described as an anti-venom to treat someone who has been bit by a poisonous snake, such as a rattlesnake or water moccasin.Anavip (equine) can be used for other purposes not covered in this medication guide.

Side effects of Anavip (equine)

Take immediate medical care. If you notice symptoms warning signs of an allergic reaction, such as itching, hives itching, or redness, wheezing, breathing difficulties, and feeling lightheaded, You may also experience swelling of your lips, face, and throat.There are some side effects that can happen after the injection. Inform your doctor immediately when you experience a fever, feel sick, or are experiencing lower back discomfort or difficulty breathing.

Anavip (equine) may cause serious side effects. Contact your physician immediately if you experience:

  • Simple bleeding, bruising (nosebleeds, bleeding gums, bleeding nose, the result of an accident);
  • Red or purple pinpoints beneath your skin
  • Fever, swelling glands, itching or itching joint discomfort, or general feeling
  • Bleeding menstrual cycle that is heavy
  • Itching and rashes, or skin redness a few days after treatment for itching, rash, or skin redness a few days after treatment with crotalidae antivenin.

Common negative effects of anavip (equine) could include:

  • Itching;
  • Rash;
  • Nausea;
  • Back discomfort.

This isn't a complete list of possible side effects, and other side effects could be present. Consult your physician for advice regarding medical adverse effects. You can report any adverse reactions to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Similar or related drugs

CroFab, antivenin (crotalidae), polyvalent


If you can, before receiving anavip (equine), inform your physician if you're allergic to any animals, foods, or allergens.In a situation of emergency, it is not always possible until you are treated to inform the medical personnel you trust about any health issues or if you're breastfeeding or pregnant. Be sure that any doctor who cares for you in the future knows you've received this medication.

Before you take this drug

If it is possible prior to receiving Crotalidae antivenin, you should inform your doctor if there is an allergy to any animal, food, or other substances. Before administering this medicine, your medical professional must be aware if you're intolerant of papaya, papain sheep, pineapple dust mites, or latex.

Tell your doctor if:

  • Bleeding or blood clotting disorders such as Haemophilia;
  • Cancer;
  • Congestive heart failure;
  • Thyroid overactive.

Crotalidae antivenin is produced from the plasma or blood of sheep or horses that are healthy. Plasma or blood from animals may contain viruses or other infective agents. Blood and plasma are analysed and treated to lower the chance of them carrying infectious agents; however, there is a slight chance that they can transmit the disease. Discuss with your physician the potential risks and benefits of taking this drug.It isn't known if this medicine can cause harm to a baby who is not yet born. If you are expecting, be sure to visit with your physician.It isn't known if Crotalidae antivenin gets into breast milk or whether it can harm babies who are nursing. Consult a doctor if breastfeeding.In a situation of emergency, it is not always possible to inform your carers that you are nursing or pregnant. It is important that the doctor caring for the baby or your pregnancy be informed that you've taken this medication.

How to take Anavip?

The treatment with Crotalidae antivenin should begin at the earliest opportunity following the first onset of signs of a bite from a snake (fang marks on the skin, redness, swelling, fuzzy vision, sweating, more consumption of liquids, vomiting, inability to control bleeding, trouble breathing, weakness in muscle control, or a feeling of numbness on the body or face).Crotalidae antivenin can be injected directly into veins via an IV. Healthcare professionals will administer this injection. Crotalidae antivenin is administered slowly, and the IV infusion may last for at least 60 minutes to finish.The anavip (equine) is most efficient if it is administered within 6 hours of the time that the bite occurred.You will be closely monitored for as long as 60 minutes after receiving Crotalidae antivenin to ensure that the medication will help your condition.It is possible that you will require more doses if your symptoms do not improve after the initial dose. After your symptoms have been brought under control, you could receive more doses every 6 hours, for as long as 18 hours, or even longer. Your physician will decide the duration of treatment with Crotalidae antivenin.The venom of a snake bite could increase the chance of bleeding, which could be serious or life-threatening. Contact your doctor or seek medical attention in an emergency when you experience bleeding that doesn't stop.Your doctor should examine your progress for 2 weeks or more after the treatment with antivenin from Crotalidae. It may be necessary to undergo a re-treatment with this medication or other medications that can aid in the process of helping the blood get clots.

What happens if I miss the dose?

Since you'll be receiving Crotalidae antivenin in a medical setting, you're less likely to skip the dose.

What happens if I overdose?

Because the medication Anavip (equine) is administered by a health specialist in a medical setting, it is highly unlikely for an overdose to occur.

What should be avoided?

After getting bitten by a snake You should stay clear of actions that could increase your chance of sustaining injury or bleeding. Make sure to take extra precautions to avoid bleeding while cleaning your teeth or shaving.

Interaction with other drugs

Other medications can interfere with the multivalent antivenin (Crotalidae), which includes prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Inform your healthcare providers about all medicines you take now, as well as any medication you begin or stop taking.