Anascorp Centruroides scorpion

Name: Anascorp Centruroides scorpion

What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking this antivenom?

If possible before you receive Centruroides scorpion antivenom, tell your doctor if you are allergic to horses, or if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.

Centruroides scorpion antivenom is made from horse plasma (part of the blood) which may contain viruses and other infectious agents. Plasma is tested and treated to reduce the risk of it containing infectious agents, but there is still a small possibility it could transmit disease. Talk with your doctor about the risks and benefits of using this medication.

FDA pregnancy category C. It is not known whether Centruroides scorpion antivenom will harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant.

It is not known whether Centruroides scorpion antivenom passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.

In an emergency situation it may not be possible before you are treated with Centruroides scorpion antivenom to tell your caregivers if you are pregnant or breast feeding. Make sure any doctor caring for your pregnancy or your baby knows you have received this medication.

What happens if I miss a dose?

Since Centruroides scorpion antivenom is given by a healthcare professional in an emergency setting, you are not likely to miss a dose.

What happens if I overdose?

Since Centruroides scorpion antivenom is given by a healthcare professional in an emergency setting, an overdose is unlikely to occur.

Important information

If possible before you receive Anascorp, tell your doctor if you are allergic to horses, or if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.

In an emergency situation it may not be possible before you are treated to tell your caregivers about your health conditions or if you are pregnant or breast feeding. Make sure any doctor caring for you afterward knows that you have received this medication.

You will be watched closely after receiving Anascorp, to make sure this medication is helping your condition. You may need to receive additional doses.

Some of the signs of a reaction to Anascorp may occur up to 2 weeks after you receive this medication.

Your doctor will need to check your progress at a follow-up visit. Do not miss any scheduled appointment.

What other drugs will affect Anascorp?

There may be other drugs that can interact with Anascorp. If possible before you receive this medication, tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.

For the Consumer

Applies to antivenom (centruroides scorpion): intravenous powder for solution

Along with its needed effects, antivenom (centruroides scorpion) 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 or nurse immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking antivenom (centruroides scorpion):

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

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

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