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Generic Name: Antivenin N.A. (Coral Snake)

What is this medicine?

CORAL SNAKE ANTIVENIN (kor el snak an TE ve nan) is used to protect you from the toxic effects of a snakebite from a coral snake.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:

-an unusual or allergic reaction to coral snake antivenin, horse serum, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
-pregnant or trying to get pregnant
-breast-feeding

How should I use this medicine?

This medicine is for injection or infusion into a vein. It is given by a health care professional in a hospital or clinic setting.

Overdosage: If you think you've taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once.

What if I miss a dose?

This does not apply.

What may interact with this medicine?


-certain medicines for sleep
-certain medicines for blood pressure, heart disease, irregular heart beat
-epinephrine
-narcotic medicines for pain

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Tell your doctor or healthcare professional if your symptoms do not start to get better or if they get worse.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:

-allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
-breathing problems
-fever
-joint pain
-pain, tingling, numbness in the hands or feet
-skin lesion
-swollen lymph nodes
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (Report these to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome.):

-nausea, vomiting
-muscle pain

Where should I keep my medicine?

Keep out of the reach of children.

This drug is given in a hospital or clinic and will not be stored at home.

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.


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