Antivenom (centruroides scorpion) Side Effects

Not all side effects for antivenom (centruroides scorpion) may be reported. You should always consult a doctor or healthcare professional for medical advice. Side effects can be reported to the FDA here.

For the Consumer

Applies to antivenom (centruroides scorpion): intravenous powder for solution

Along with its needed effects, antivenom (centruroides scorpion) may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor or nurse immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking antivenom (centruroides scorpion):

Less common
  • Chest pain
  • confusion
  • cough
  • dizziness
  • fast heartbeat
  • feeling of discomfort
  • fever or chills
  • inflammation of the joints
  • itching
  • muscle aches
  • rash
  • shakiness and unsteady walk
  • shortness of breath
  • sneezing
  • sore throat
  • swelling of the eye
  • swollen lymph glands
  • tightness in the chest
  • troubled breathing
  • unsteadiness, trembling, or other problems with muscle control or coordination
  • weakness
  • wheezing
Incidence not known
  • Fast, irregular, pounding, or racing heartbeat or pulse

Some side effects of antivenom (centruroides scorpion) may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

Less common
  • Diarrhea
  • difficulty with moving
  • headache
  • joint pain
  • muscle cramping
  • muscle pains or stiffness
  • nausea
  • runny nose
  • swollen joints
  • unusual drowsiness, dullness, tiredness, weakness, or feeling of sluggishness
  • vomiting

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to antivenom (centruroides scorpion): intravenous powder for injection

Hypersensitivity

Hypersensitivity side effects have included hypersensitivity reactions including anaphylaxis. Serum sickness (Type III hypersensitivity) has also been reported.

Respiratory

Respiratory side effects have included rhinorrhea, cough, respiratory distress, aspiration, hypoxia, and pneumonia.

Nervous system

Nervous system side effects have included ataxia and headache.

Gastrointestinal

Gastrointestinal side effects have included vomiting, diarrhea and nausea.

Dermatologic

Dermatologic side effects have included rash and pruritus.

General

General side effects have included pyrexia and lethargy.

Musculoskeletal

Musculoskeletal side effects have included myalgia and fatigue.

Cardiovascular

Cardiovascular side effects have included chest tightness and palpitations.

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