Crotalidae immune F(ab)2 (equine) (By injection)
kroe-TAL-i-dee i-MUNE fab 2 (EE-kwyne)
Treats symptoms caused by a North American rattlesnake bite.
Antivenom (About this – PubMed Health)
Uses of This Medicine
This medicine is to be given only by or under the immediate supervision of your doctor.
Other uses (PubMed Health)
How To Use
Your doctor will prescribe your dose and schedule. This medicine is given through a needle placed in a vein.
A nurse or other health provider will give you this medicine.
Drugs and Foods to Avoid
Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
When Not To Use
This medicine is not right for everyone. You should not receive it if you had an allergic reaction to crotalidae immune F(ab)2 (equine).
This medicine may cause a serious allergic reaction called serum sickness.
Your doctor will do lab tests at regular visits to check on the effects of this medicine. Keep all appointments.
Possible side effects
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Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:
Red or dark brown urine or stools
Unusual bleeding, bruising, or weakness
If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
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