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Asvs Injection

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Overview

Introduction

Asvs Injection is used in the treatment of snake bite. It helps in neutralizing the harmful effects of the snake venom in the body.

Asvs Injection is generally administered by a healthcare professional. You should not self-administer this medicine.

Asvs Injection may cause common side effects such as shortness of breath, decreased blood pressure and joint pain.

Uses of Asvs Injection

  • Snake Bite

Side effects of Asvs Injection

Common
  • Anaphylactic reaction
  • Breathlessness
  • Decreased blood pressure
  • Joint pain
  • Serum sickness
  • Shock
  • Hives

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 Breathlessness
    Control your breaths by breathing in slowly through your nose and breathing out through your mouth. Sitting on a chair and leaning your chest slightly forward may also help. Increase the flow of air around you by opening windows or using a fan. Try to learn breathing techniques and do regular physical exercise. Wearing loose clothing around your waist and chest may also be helpful. Your breathing will usually return to normal within a few weeks of starting the medicine. Tell your doctor if your symptoms do not improve or get worse. Shortness of breath can also be a sign of an ongoing or worsening heart problem.
  • Coping with Decreased blood pressure
    Get up slowly from a sitting or lying position. Try to avoid changing positions suddenly even in general. Try crossing your legs when you are sitting and wearing compression stockings. Drink plenty of water and try eating smaller, more frequent meals. Although salt is not good for everyone (and bad for some people), if you have low blood pressure increasing your intake of salt (sodium) can raise your blood pressure. Cut down the amount of alcohol you drink. If your blood pressure becomes very low, you should talk to your doctor.
  • Coping with Joint pain
    Try to keep your joints moving. Get some gentle exercise like walking or cycling. Using hot and cold treatments on the joints can help reduce pain temporarily. Concentrate on your breathing when you are in pain. Try to get enough sleep. Practice some relaxation techniques or mediation. Avoid smoking as it can worsen your condition. Losing weight can make a big difference to the amount of pain. Ask your doctor to recommend some suitable painkillers if the pain bothers you or does not go away.

How to use Asvs Injection

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

How Asvs Injection works

Asvs Injection works by binding to the snake venom and neutralizing its harmful effects in the body.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Asvs Injection. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Asvs Injection during pregnancy is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Asvs Injection during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether Asvs 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
Asvs Injection is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Asvs Injection may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Asvs Injection is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Asvs Injection may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Asvs Injection?

If you miss a dose of Asvs Injection, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Patient Concerns

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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. ScienceDirect. Snake Venom Antiserum (Polyvalent). [Accessed 6 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Snake Venom Antiserum. Ambernath: Bharat Serum and Vaccine Limited. [Accessed 6 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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