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Antivenom (Centruroides scorpion)

Generical name: antivenom (Centruroides scorpion) AN-tee’VEN-um [AN-tee-VEN-um]
Name of the brand: Anascorp
Form of Dosage: intravenous powder for injection
The class of drugs: antitoxins and antivenins

Which is the Antivenom (Centruroides scorpion)?

Centruroides scorpion antivenom can be used to treat someone who has been bitten by a scorpion.The antivenom (Centruroides scorpion) can also be employed for other purposes that are not covered in this medication guide.

Side effects of Antivenom

Contact a medical professional immediately. If you are experiencing symptoms that indicate an allergic reaction, such as hives, difficulty breathing, and swelling of your lips, face, and tongue,Contact your doctor immediately in the event of a fever or swelling of your glands, muscle discomfort, or joint pain (which can be present for up to two months after an injection was administered).

Common adverse effects of antivenom could include:

  • Nausea, vomiting;
  • Fever;
  • Rashes, itching,
  • Muscles hurt where the medication was injected.

These side effects do not constitute an exhaustive list, and others could occur.Consult your physician to seek medical advice on adverse effects. You may report any adverse reactions to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Warnings

If you get this antivenom as a result of an emergency situation, ensure that any doctor who follows up knows that you were treated with antivenom.

Before you take this drug

If it is possible to do so in an emergency, inform your medical professionals that you are allergic to horses or if you are nursing or pregnant.Centruroides scorpion antivenom was extracted by removing horse plasma. It could contain viruses and different infectious agents. Plasma donated to the lab is examined and treated to lower the risk of contamination, but there's a chance that it could carry diseases. Consult your physician about the risks.Be sure that any doctor who follows up has been informed that you have received this medication.

How to take Antivenom?

You must take Centruroides scorpion antivenom as fast as possible following the first time you experience symptoms of scorpion stings (such as slurred or erratic speech, nausea, a rise in saliva, feeling sluggish, abnormal eye movements, or the loss of muscle control).Centruroides scorpion, also known as antivenom for scorpions, is injectable into a vein by a healthcare professional.The antivenom should be administered for a period of 10 minutesYou will be monitored for up to 60 minutes in order to ensure you don't 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 dose: three vials administered subcutaneously over 10 minutes.If needed following the first dosing: one vial IV for 10 minutes, then every 30 to 60 minutes.
Comments:
Start as soon as you can following a scorpion sting for those who have clinically significant signs of envenomation (e.g. the loss of muscle control, abnormal eye movement, slurred speech, breathing difficulties, excessive salivation or frothing in the mouth, vomiting).
Be sure to monitor the patient's condition throughout and for the first 60 minutes following the infusion to determine whether any clinically significant envenomation signs disappear.

Usual Paediatric Dose for Venomous Scorpion Bite:

Initial dose: 3 vials, IV over 10 minutes
If required after the first dosing: one vial IV for 10 minutes, and every 30 to 60 minutes
Comments:
Start as soon as you can after a scorpion sting, especially in patients who show clinically significant symptoms that suggest envenomation (e.g. losing muscle control, irregular eye movement, slurred speech, hypersalivation, respiratory distress, or frothing in the mouth, vomiting).
Be sure to monitor the patient's condition throughout and for up to 60 minutes following the infusion to determine whether any clinically important envenomation signs disappear.

What happens if I miss the dose?

When you are in an urgent medical situation, there is no reason to skip the dose.

What happens if I overdose?

In a medical facility, an overdose could be immediately treated.

What should be avoided?

Follow the instructions of your physician regarding any limitations on foods, drinks, or activities.

Interaction with other drug

Other medications can impact Centruroides scorpion antivenom, such as prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Discuss with your physician all other medicines you take.