What is Antivenin
Antivenin, also known as antivenom, is a medication made from the venom of snakes, spiders, or scorpions. It is used to treat venomous bites or stings.
Benefits of Antivenin
and Its Uses.
Antivenin, also known as antivenom, is a medication used to treat the symptoms of snakebites. It is a form of immunotherapy that works by neutralizing the venom of the snake. Antivenin is made from the blood serum of horses that have been immunized against venom from a particular snake. The horse serum is then purified and freeze-dried.
Antivenin is available in the United States as an over-the-counter medication. It is also available in a number of other countries, including the United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand.
There are a number of benefits to using antivenin.
The first benefit is that it can save lives. Snake venom can cause tissue damage, inflammation, and necrosis. It can also cause hemorrhaging and shock. If left untreated, these symptoms can lead to death.
The second benefit is that it can reduce the amount of tissue damage that is caused by the venom
Side Effects and Dosage of Antivenin
Antivenin (Crotalidae) Polyvalent is an injectable medication used to treat snakebites from venomous snakes. It is a polyvalent serum, meaning it is effective against the venom of multiple snake species. Antivenin is available as a prescription medication.
Side effects of Antivenin may include:
-Swelling of the lips, tongue, or throat
seek emergency medical attention if you experience any of these symptoms.
Do not take Antivenin if you are allergic to it or any of its ingredients.
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, consult your doctor before taking Antivenin.
The usual dosage of Antivenin is based on the weight of the patient.
For adults, the initial dose is typically 1,000 to 2,