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  • Antivenin (Micrurus fulvius) -antivenin, North American coral snake -Wyeth Pharmaceuticals Inc.

    Antivenin (Micrurus fulvius): Adult Dosing

    Dosage forms: IV
    snake bite, N. American Coral
    30-50 mL IV x1
    Start: test w/ 1-2 mL over 3-5min, continue infusion if no systemic rxn; Info: give horse serum intradermal test before use; may incr. dose if sx severe; may give additional doses if sx persist
    renal dosing
    not defined
    hepatic dosing
    not defined

    Antivenin (Micrurus fulvius): Peds Dosing

    Dosage forms: IV
    snake bite, N. American Coral
    30-50 mL IV x1
    Start: test w/ 1-2 mL over 3-5min, continue infusion if no systemic rxn; Info: give horse serum intradermal test before use; may incr. dose if sx severe; may give additional doses if sx persist
    renal dosing
    not defined
    hepatic dosing
    not defined

    Antivenin (Micrurus fulvius): Contraindications/Cautions

    • hypersens. to drug/class/compon.
    • caution if hypersens. to horse serum

    Antivenin (Micrurus fulvius): Drug Interactions

    This information is currently unavailable or not applicable for this drug.

    Antivenin (Micrurus fulvius): Adverse Reactions

    Serious Reactions
    • hypersensitivity rxn
    • anaphylaxis
    • shock
    • serum sickness
    Common Reactions
    • malaise
    • fever
    • urticaria
    • lymphadenopathy
    • edema
    • arthralgia
    • nausea
    • vomiting

    Antivenin (Micrurus fulvius): Safety Monitoring

    Pregnancy: C
    Lactation: Safety Unknown
    Monitoring Parameters: no routine tests recommended

    Antivenin (Micrurus fulvius): Pharmacology

    Metabolism: other; CYP450: unknown
    Excretion: other; Half-life: unknown
    Class: Toxicology
    Mechanism Of Action
    binds to toxins (equine serum globulin)

    Antivenin (Micrurus fulvius): Manufacturer/Pricing

     
    Manufacturer: Wyeth Pharmaceuticals Inc.
    DEA/FDA: Rx

    Antivenin (Micrurus fulvius): Patient Education

    Patient education material for this drug is not currently available.

    Multum's drug information does not endorse drugs, diagnose patients or recommend therapy. Multum's drug information is an informational resource designed to assist licensed healthcare practitioners in caring for their patients and/or to serve consumers viewing this service as a supplement to, and not a substitute for, the expertise, skill, knowledge and judgment of healthcare practitioners. The absence of a warning for a given drug or drug combination in no way should be construed to indicate that the drug or drug combination is safe, effective or appropriate for any given patient. Multum does not assume any responsibility for any aspect of healthcare administered with the aid of information Multum provides.

    The information contained herein is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, warnings, drug interactions, allergic reactions, or adverse effects. If you have questions about the drugs you are taking, check with your doctor, nurse or pharmacist.

    Antivenin (Micrurus fulvius): Pill Pictures

    This information is currently unavailable or not applicable for this drug.

     


    Copyright 1996-2006 Cerner Multum, Inc. Version: 5.05. Revision Date: 10/09/2007
    Last Updated: 10/09/2007


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