Antivenin (micrurus fulvius) Side Effects
Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Jan 12, 2020.
For the Consumer
Applies to antivenin (micrurus fulvius): intravenous powder for solution
Side effects requiring immediate medical attention
Along with its needed effects, antivenin (micrurus fulvius) 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 immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking antivenin (micrurus fulvius):
- Difficulty in breathing or swallowing
- itching, especially of feet or hands
- reddening of skin, especially around ears
- swelling of eyes, face, or inside nose
- unusual tiredness or weakness
For up to 24 days after you have received North American coral snake antivenin, you may develop symptoms of a side effect called serum sickness. The severity of the symptoms and the length of the sickness depend on the amount of North American coral snake antivenin you were given and how long the treatment lasted. During this period of time check with your doctor if you notice any of the following side effects:
- redness of joints
- skin rash and itching
- swollen glands
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to antivenin (micrurus fulvius): intravenous kit
Frequency not reported: Anaphylaxis, serum sickness[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Vomiting, abdominal pain
Very common (10% or more): Hives/rash/welts (12%)
Common (1% to 10%): Itching, angioedema
Common (1% to 10%): Hypotension
Common (1% to 10%): Shortness of breath
1. "Product Information. Antivenin (Micrurus Fulvius) (antivenin (Micrurus fulvius))." Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories, Philadelphia, PA.
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