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Overview

Introduction

Antisnake Venom Injection is a prescription medicine. This is a combination of four venoms that is prescribed in the treatment of snake bite. It neutralizes the venom and prevents life-threatening events.

Antisnake Venom Injection should only be administered under the supervision of a healthcare professional. It is strictly to be taken as per the doctor’s prescription.

The common side effects of this medicine are nausea, vomiting, diarrhea. You may also experience injection site redness, swelling and pain that goes away with time. If any of the side effects gets more serious, you must consult your doctor immediately. It is advised not to drive or operate any heavy machine without consulting your doctor.

Uses of Antisnake Venom Injection

  • Snake Bite

Side effects of Antisnake Venom Injection

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Antisnake Venom

  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Stomach pain
  • Chills
  • Muscle pain

How to cope with side effects?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Headache
    Make sure you rest and drink plenty of fluids. Rest in a quiet, dimly lit room. Do not sleep more than you normally would. Do not strain your eyes (for example by looking at a screen). Do not drink alcohol. Headaches are usually temporary and usually go away with time. But, if they last longer or get worse, ask your doctor to recommend a painkiller.
  • Coping with Nausea
    You can help yourself by eating small, frequent meals rather than large ones and drinking plenty of fluids. Eat slowly. Avoid fatty, fried, spicy and very sweet foods. Eat cold or slightly warm food if the smell of cooked or cooking food makes you feel sick. Get plenty of fresh air. You could also try chewing ginger or drinking ginger tea. Eat bananas to replace potassium in your blood which can drop if you are sick (vomit). Use oral rehydration salts to replace vitamins and minerals lost through being sick. There are some medicines that can help you stop from feeling sick. Speak to your doctor if your condition does not improve.
  • Coping with Vomiting
    You can help yourself by eating small, frequent meals rather than large ones and drinking plenty of fluids. Eat slowly. Avoid fatty, fried, spicy and very sweet foods. Eat cold or slightly warm food if the smell of cooked or cooking food makes you feel sick. Get plenty of fresh air. You could also try chewing ginger or drinking ginger tea. Eat bananas to replace potassium in your blood which can drop if you are sick (vomit). Use oral rehydration salts to replace vitamins and minerals lost through being sick. There are some medicines that can help you stop feeling sick. Speak to your doctor if your condition does not improve.
  • Coping with Diarrhea
    Keep up your intake of fluids and electrolytes (sugars and salts) to avoid getting dehydrated. Eat less fiber (avoid raw fruits, fruit juice and vegetables). Talk to your doctor about possible medication to manage diarrhea. Ask about reducing the dosage of your drug or other suitable treatments.
  • Coping with Stomach pain
    Try to get plenty of rest and relax. Putting a heat pad or covered hot water bottle on your stomach may relieve the stomach pain. It may help if you eat and drink slowly and have smaller and more frequent meals. Reduce your intake of coffee, tea and alcohol as these can make the pain worse. If you are in a lot of pain, speak to your doctor about possible medication. Your doctor may be able to prescribe some over-the-counter medicines to help reduce the pain.
  • Coping with Muscle pain
    Tell your doctor straight away because sometimes the muscle pain may be a sign of something more serious. A lower dosage or a different medication might be needed. Try to relax the cramping muscle by stretching it and holding the stretch. You might massage the muscle or apply a heat pad to the area after stretching. Avoid exercising too much. Stay well-hydrated. Do not take over-the-counter pain relievers unless the doctor prescribes it. Your doctor may also suggest taking supplements, such as calcium, magnesium oxide or potassium oxide depending on your needs.

How to use Antisnake Venom Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Antisnake Venom Injection works

Antisnake Venom Injection is a combination of four anti-snake venoms. They work by binding to the snake venom and neutralizing its harmful effects on the body.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Antisnake Venom Injection. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Antisnake Venom Injection during pregnancy is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Antisnake Venom Injection during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether Antisnake Venom Injection alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Antisnake Venom Injection is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Antisnake Venom Injection may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Antisnake Venom Injection is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Antisnake Venom Injection may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
Antisnake Venom Injection
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Snake Venom Antiserum Injection
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Is naja 200 is useful for snake bite I have Read it in net but I am not confident
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Physician
refer to hospital for managementwe dont recommend any medicine for snake bite
What is a medicine on dog bite, snake bite, Scorpio bite and bee bite
Dr. Saurav Arora
Homeopathy
You must visit a doctor and take appropriate treatment.
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References

  1. Snake Venom Antiserum. Ambernath: Bharat Serums and Vaccines Limited. [Accessed 29 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link

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