Antivenin Centruroides Scorpion

Reviewed on 3/29/2022

What Is Antivenin, Centruroides and How Does It Work?

Antivenin, Centruroides is an antivenom used for the treatment of clinical signs of scorpion venom poisoning (envenomation). 

  • Antivenin, Centruroides is available under the following different brand names: Anascorp

What Are Dosages of Antivenin, Centruroides?

Adult and pediatric dosage

Powder for injection

  • Less than 120mg total protein and more than 150 LD50 [mouse] neutralizing units/vial
  • Centruroides (Scorpion) Envenomation
    • Adult and pediatric dosage
      • Initial dose: Infuse contents of 3 vials IV over 10 minutes (see IV preparation); monitor for up to 60 minutes after completing infusion to determine if symptoms are resolved
      • Additional doses may be used if needed; infuse 1 vial at a time at 30-60 minutes intervals

Dosage Considerations – Should be Given as Follows: 

  • See “Dosages”

What Are Side Effects Associated with Using Antivenin, Centruroides?

Common side effects of Antivenin, Centruroides include:

  • vomiting,
  • fever,
  • rash,
  • nausea,
  • itching,
  • headache,
  • runny nose,
  • muscle pain,
  • sneezing, 
  • fatigue,
  • cough,
  • diarrhea, and
  • tiredness.

Serious side effects of Antivenin, Centruroides include:

  • fever, 
  • swollen glands, 
  • general ill feeling,
  • chest tightness, 
  • pounding heartbeats,
  • fluttering in the chest,
  • trouble breathing, and
  • joint or muscle pain.

Rare side effects of Antivenin, Centruroides include:

  • none 
This is not a complete list of side effects and other serious side effects or health problems that may occur as a result of the use of this drug. Call your doctor for medical advice about serious side effects or adverse reactions. You may report side effects or health problems to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What Other Drugs Interact with Antivenin, Centruroides?

If your medical doctor is using this medicine to treat your pain, your doctor or pharmacist may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for them. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with your doctor, health care provider, or pharmacist first.

  • Antivenin, Centruroides has no noted severe interactions with any other drugs.
  • Antivenin, Centruroides has no noted serious interactions with any other drugs.
  • Antivenin, Centruroides has no noted moderate interactions with any other drugs.
  • Antivenin, Centruroides has no noted minor interactions with any other drugs. 

This information does not contain all possible interactions or adverse effects. Visit the RxList Drug Interaction Checker for any drug interactions. Therefore, before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all the products you use. Keep a list of all your medications with you and share this information with your doctor and pharmacist. Check with your health care professional or doctor for additional medical advice, or if you have health questions, concerns.

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What Are Warnings and Precautions for Antivenin, Centruroides?

Contraindications

  • None listed by the manufacturer

Effects of drug abuse

  • None

Short-Term Effects

  • See “What Are Side Effects Associated with Using Antivenin, Centruroides?”

Long-Term Effects

  • See “What Are Side Effects Associated with Using Antivenin, Centruroides?”

Cautions

  • Severe hypersensitivity reactions, including anaphylaxis, are possible; prepare for monitoring and management of allergic reactions, particularly with a history of hypersensitivity to equine proteins or who have received previous antivenins containing equine proteins
  • The readiness with IV therapy using epinephrine, corticosteroids, and diphenhydramine is recommended during the infusion
  • Delayed allergic reactions (serum sickness, 0.5% incidence) may occur; monitor with a follow-up visit
  • Made from equine plasma and may contain infectious agents (eg, viruses)
  • Localized reactions and generalized myalgias were reported with cresol, as an injectable excipient contained in Anascorp

Pregnancy and Lactation

  • Use with caution if benefits outweigh risks during pregnancy
  • No human or animal data exist; use only if needed
  • Lactation
    • Unknown whether distributed in breast milk; caution advised
References
Medscape. Antivenin Centruroides (Scorpion).

https://reference.medscape.com/drug/anascorp-antivenin-centruroides-scorpion-999676#0

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