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Antivenin (black widow spider) Side Effects

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Feb 8, 2021.

For the Consumer

Applies to antivenin (black widow spider): parenteral powder for injection

Side effects include:

Sensitivity reactions, muscle cramps.

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to antivenin (black widow spider): injectable powder for injection


Frequency not reported: Hypersensitivity reactions including anaphylaxis and serum sickness[Ref]


Frequency not reported: Muscle cramps

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1. "Product Information. Antivenin (Latrodectus Mactans) (black widow spider species antivenin)." Merck & Company Inc, West Point, PA.

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Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.