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Antivenom (Centruroides Scorpion) Dosage

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Usual Adult Dose for:

Usual Pediatric Dose for:

Additional dosage information:

Usual Adult Dose for Venomous Scorpion Bite

Initial dose: 3 vials, IV over 10 minutes

If needed after initial dose: 1 vial, IV over 10 minutes, every 30 to 60 minutes

Comments:
-Start as soon as possible after scorpion sting in those with clinically important signs of envenomation (e.g. loss of muscle control, roving/abnormal eye movements, slurred speech, respiratory distress, excessive salivation, frothing at the mouth, vomiting).
-Monitor patient closely during, and up to 60 minutes after, infusion to see if clinically important envenomation symptoms resolve.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Venomous Scorpion Bite

Initial dose: 3 vials, IV over 10 minutes

If needed after initial dose: 1 vial, IV over 10 minutes, every 30 to 60 minutes

Comments:
-Start as soon as possible after scorpion sting in those with clinically important signs of envenomation (e.g. loss of muscle control, roving/abnormal eye movements, slurred speech, respiratory distress, excessive salivation, frothing at the mouth, vomiting).
-Monitor patient closely during, and up to 60 minutes after, infusion to see if clinically important envenomation symptoms resolve.

Renal Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Liver Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Dialysis

Data not available

Other Comments

Storage requirements:
-Store at room temperature.
-Do not freeze.

Reconstitution/preparation techniques:
-The manufacturer product information should be consulted.

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