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Antivenin (Latrodectus Mactans) Side Effects

Generic Name: antivenin (black widow spider)

Note: This document contains side effect information about antivenin (black widow spider). Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Antivenin (Latrodectus Mactans).

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


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

Some side effects of Antivenin (Latrodectus Mactans) may not be reported. Always consult your doctor or healthcare specialist for medical advice. You may also report side effects to the FDA.

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