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  Rattlesnake Antivenin (Antivenin (Crotalidae) Polyvalent) drug description - prescription drugs and medications at ...
Pit viper bites may cause severe tissue damage or fatal envenomation, or both.
The physician responsible for treatment of an envenomated patient should be familiar with the contents of this brochure and the pertinent medical literature concerning current concepts of first-aid and general supportive therapy as presented in the references listed at the end of this pamphlet.
Antivenin (Crotalidae) Polyvalent, Wyeth, is a refined and concentrated preparation of serum globulins obtained by fractionating blood from healthy horses immunized with the following venoms: Crotalus adamanteus (Eastern diamond rattlesnake), C. atrox (Western diamond rattlesnake), C. durissus terrificus (tropical rattlesnake, Cascabel), and Bothrops atrox ("Fer-de-lance").
www.rxlist.com /cgi/generic/anticrotal.htm   (226 words)

  
  Covance Immunology Services - Antivenin Potency Testing
Antivenin is a sterile, non-pyrogenic antibody solution containing specific venom-neutralizing globulins obtained from blood serum of healthy equine immunized with venom.
Antivenin is used to treat patients suffering from symptoms caused by poisonous snake bites.
Potency and efficacy of the antivenin is determined by neutralization tests using specific snake venom and is standardized by biological assay in mice.
abservices.crpinc.com /ab_antivenin.aspx   (84 words)

  
 Rattlesnake Antivenin - Venomous Snakes - Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake
Rattlesnake Antivenin - Venomous Snakes - Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake
Antivenin is made by injecting an animal, usually a sheep or horse, with small doses of venom over a period of time.
Blood is then harvested from the animal, and the antivenin is extracted from the animal's blood.
www.envenomated.com /rattlesnake-antivenin-r3.htm   (431 words)

  
  Manbir Online ... Anti - Snake Venom - Dose and Mode of Administration
Reconstituted antivenin polyvalent may be administered intravenously in a 1:1 to 1:10 dilution in 0.9% sodium chloride injection or 5% dextrose injection.
Decisions concerning the dilution of antivenin to be used, and the rate of intravenous delivery of the diluted antivenin should take into account the age, weight, and cardiac status of the patient; the severity of the envenomation; and the interval between the bite and the initiation of specific therapy.
The decision to use additional antivenin should be based on the clinical response to the initial dose and on continuing assessment of the severity of poisoning.
www.manbir-online.com /htm2/snake.21.htm   (475 words)

  
 MedlinePlus Drug Information: Antivenin, Box Jellyfish (Systemic)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Box jellyfish antivenin belongs to a group of medicines known as antivenins.
Box jellyfish antivenin is to be used only by or under the supervision of a doctor or, in special circumstances, by paramedics.
Although there is no specific information comparing use of box jellyfish antivenin in the elderly with use in other age groups, this medicine is not expected to cause different side effects or problems in older people than it does in younger adults.
www.nlm.nih.gov /medlineplus/druginfo/uspdi/202909.html   (596 words)

  
 Snake antivenin
Antivenin is a medication that is given to stop snake venom from binding to tissues and causing serious circulation or nervous system complications.
Antivenin (Crotalidae) Polyvalent has been used since 1954 and is made from the blood of horses that have been immunized against the venom of four types of poisonous snakes.
Antivenin is not usually used for these bites because the risk of side effects from the antivenin may be greater than the effects of the snakebite.
www.webmd.com /hw/health_guide_atoz/tm6541.asp?navbar=hw240383   (415 words)

  
 Snake Bites - Keep Kids Healthy First Aid Guide
Antivenin is derived from antibodies created in a horse's blood serum when the animal is injected with snake venom.
In humans, antivenin is administered either through the veins or injected into muscle and works by neutralizing snake venom that has entered the body.
Antivenins have been in use for decades and are the only effective treatment for some bites.
www.keepkidshealthy.com /welcome/firstaid/snake_bites.html   (2202 words)

  
 For Goodness Snakes! Treating and Preventing Venomous Bites
In humans, antivenin is injected either through the veins or into muscle, and it works by neutralizing snake venom that has entered the body.
The first antivenin, derived from horse blood, was introduced in the United States in 1954.
Because this antivenin is obtained from horses, snakebite victims who are sensitive to horse proteins must be carefully managed.
www.fda.gov /fdac/features/995_snakes.html   (2181 words)

  
 Rattlesnake Bites in California   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Antivenin is a biological product consisting of antibodies made by horses in response to exposure to four common Crotaline venoms.
Antivenin is expensive (at least $100-$200 per vial) and a large dog with a severe bite is likely to require several vials.
Antivenin is very helpful in the inactivation of snake venom but there is a narrow window during which it must be used.
www.marvistavet.com /html/body_rattlesnake_bites_in_californi.html   (1336 words)

  
 Mexico antivenin will be tried here   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The antivenin counters the venom of the most deadly scorpions, including the bark scorpion, the only one of 30 species found in Arizona whose sting is considered life-threatening.
Until now, the only scorpion antivenin in the United States was made from goat antibodies at Arizona State University.
Doctors often shy away from using the Arizona-made antivenin because many people have an immediate allergic reaction to it or a delayed case of serum sickness.
www.azcentral.com /specials/special03/articles/0515stings.html   (389 words)

  
 Rattlesnake bite treatment in dogs and cats.
Antivenin is produced by repeatedly injecting horses with rattlesnake venom, gradually building up their immunity.
Rattlesnake antivenin is concentrated immune serum from horses.
A dog that has received antivenin in the past, (and is probably not in mortal danger from a rattlesnake bite anyway) should, in our opinion, never again receive antivenin unless bitten in the tongue, lip, or eyelid areas.
www.placervillevet.com /rattlesnake%20antivenin.htm   (297 words)

  
 Antivenin, Pit Viper (Systemic)
Pit viper antivenin is to be used only by or under the supervision of a doctor.
Although there is no specific information comparing use of pit viper antivenin in the elderly with use in other age groups, this medicine is not expected to cause different side effects or problems in older people than it does in younger adults.
The severity of the symptoms and the length of the sickness depend on the amount of pit viper antivenin you were given and how long the treatment lasted.
allnutritionals.com /drugs/a/antivenin-pitviper-systemic.shtml   (696 words)

  
 Antivenin, Pit Viper— Sheep-derived (Systemic) - MayoClinic.com
Pit viper antivenin is a medicine used to treat the bites of certain poisonous snakes called pit vipers (crotalids), which are native to North America.
This particular pit viper antivenin is made from the blood of sheep and is used to treat the bites of the following types of pit viper: the Western Diamondback, Eastern Diamondback, and Mojave rattlesnakes, and the Copperhead snake or Water Moccasin.
Although there is no specific information comparing use of pit viper antivenin in children with use in other age groups, this medicine is not expected to cause different side effects or problems in children than it does in adults.
www.mayoclinic.com /health/drug-information/DR500319   (766 words)

  
 Ontario Anti-Venin Bank
The Ontario Antivenin Bank was founded in 1999 by Bry Loyst and Rue Calton.
The purpose of this (non-profit) incorporated organization is to provide a reliable source of many kinds of antivenin for the sole purpose of saving human lives.
You will be told what antivenin is in stock and what is going to be ordered.
www.antivenin.org   (389 words)

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