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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

In addition to its needed effects, some unwanted effects may be caused by antivenom (centruroides scorpion). In the event that any of these side effects do occur, they may require medical attention.

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

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

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


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

Nervous system

Nervous system side effects have included ataxia and headache.[Ref]


Gastrointestinal side effects have included vomiting, diarrhea and nausea.[Ref]


Dermatologic side effects have included rash and pruritus.[Ref]


General side effects have included pyrexia and lethargy.[Ref]


Musculoskeletal side effects have included myalgia and fatigue.[Ref]


Cardiovascular side effects have included chest tightness and palpitations.[Ref]


1. "Product Information. Anascorp (antivenom (Centruroides scorpion))." Accredo Health Group Inc, Memphis, TN.

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